Limited to the final book in our English Bibles and used thirteen times (Rev. 12:3-4, 7, 9, 13, 16-17; 13:2, 4, 11; 16:13; 20:2Rev. 12:3-4, 7, 9, 13, 16-17; 13:2, 4, 11; 16:13; 20:2
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV
3 And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads seven diadems.
4 And his tail draweth the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon standeth before the woman that is about to be delivered, that when she is delivered he may devour her child.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going forth to war with the dragon; and the dragon warred and his angels;
9 And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman that brought forth the man child.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon waxed wroth with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, that keep the commandments of God, and hold the testimony of Jesus:
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority.
4 and they worshipped the dragon, because he gave his authority unto the beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? And who is able to war with him?
11 And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like unto lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
13 And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, as it were frogs:
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
WP-Bible plugin), the Greek word “drakon” meant “serpent” or “dragon.” John used this term to describe Satan. Perhaps this word is why Satan is sometimes viewed as a fiery creature who has a pitchfork with him.
In commenting on the periods of Classical Greek and the Old Testament era The Dictionary of New Testament Theology (1:507) said drakon “is derived from derkomai, look at, and is the animal with the bewitching, crippling look: the dragon, snake, giant sea-snake, or serpent. In many old myths he dragon or serpent is a picture of the primeval power of chaos.”