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What is the dragon from Revelation?

A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.  Revelation 12:1-9

From this passage we know this about the dragon:
  • It attacks a woman with the sun, moon and 12 stars (a reference to Joseph's dream in Genesis 37:9 which points to the Patriarchs and the 12 tribes or Israel)
  • It has seven heads, ten horns and seven crowns (it has tremendous power and influence)
  • Its tail sweeps a third of the stars from the sky (a third of the demons followed Satan)
  • It tries to devour the child (Herod tried to kill children to kill Jesus) but God protects the child in the desert (Mary, Joseph and Jesus went to Egypt and Jesus was tempted in the desert)
  • It is the devil or Satan who leads the world astray.
  • He was hurled to earth with his demons.
The dragon is Satan.