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Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (literally, "fear of [the number] six hundred sixty-six") is the fear that originated from the Biblical verse Revelation 13:18 which indicates that the number 666 is the Number of the Beast, linked to Satan or the Anti-Christ:

Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the Beast ... and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.

Outside the Christian faith, the phobia has been further popularized as a motif in various horror films. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobes will strongly avoid things related to the number 666. A prominent example was of Nancy and Ronald Reagan who, in 1989, when moving to their home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, had the address of 666 St. Cloud Road changed to 668 St. Cloud Road.

In 2006, the BBC listed Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia and its definition as fact Number 64 in its 100 things we didn't know this time last year list.

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