My girlfriend asked me the other day what the significance of the number 666 was. I replied to her that in the christian religion that 666 was referred to as the number of the beast and is subsequently referred to as the devil. I got to thinking about this number of the beast statement. In Gnostic text "On the Origin of the World"... "the interpretation of 'the beast' is 'the instructor'. For it was found to be the wisest of all beings." One may say that the beast could be referred to as the children of Eve. "...the female instructor of life. Her offspring is the creature that is lord. Afterwards, the authorities called it 'Beast', so that it might lead astray their modelled creatures."