The woman, the Great Whore, mother of harlots, the Roman Catholic “Church” sits on a Seven-Headed Beast. We do not have to wonder what the seven heads represent. John tells us exactly what they are in verse 9. “The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” No other city in the world is more legendary for its seven hills than Rome. Their names are Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal and Viminal.
Revelation 17:9 – “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.”