"[It] is evident, that, in popular opinion, the original Lateinos had occupied the very same position as Saturn did in the mysteries, who was equally worshipped as the 'offspring of the sun.' Moreover, it is evident that the Romans knew that the name 'Lateinos' signified the 'Hidden One,' for their antiquarians invariably affirm that Latium received its name from Saturn 'lying hid' there. On etymological grounds, then, even on the testimony of the Romans, Lateinos is equivalent to the 'Hidden One;' that is, to Saturn, the god of Mystery.' While Saturn, therefore, is the name of the beast, and contains the mystic number, Lateinos, which contains the same number, is just as peculiar and distinctive an appellation of the same beast. The Pope, then, as the head of the beast, is equally Lateinos or Saturn, that is, the head of the Babylonian 'Mystery.' When, therefore, the Pope requires all his services to be performed in the 'Latin tongue,' that is as much as to say that they must be performed in the language of 'Mystery;' when he calls his Church the Latin Church, that is equivalent to a declaration that it is the Church of 'Mystery.' Thus, then, by this very name of the Pope's own choosing, he has with his own hands written upon the very forehead of his apostate communion its Divine Apocalyptic designation, 'Mystery -- Babylon the Great.' Thus, also, by a process of purest induction, we have been led on from step to step, till we find the mystic number 666 unmistakably and 'indelibly marked' on his own forehead, and that he who has his seat on the seven hills of Rome has exclusive and indefeasible claims to be regarded as the Visible head of the Beast."
--Alexander Hislop, "The Two Babylons; Or, the Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife," 1873.
Soundtrack: Vladimir Krainev plays Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 18 - 1971