The Vision of the Woman and the Dragon
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Then a second sign appeared in the sky: there was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet. It's tail swept a third of the stars from the sky and hurled them to the ground, and the dragon stopped in front of the woman as she was at the point of giving birth, so that she could eat the child as she was at the point of giving birth, so that she could eat the child as soon as it was born. Rev 12: 1-5
The woman as the author may have alluded to Mary, the new Eve, the daughter of Zion. From my own perspective, I think it is really referring to Mary as her daughters are also persecuted. These daughters or sons are those who flow the concept, To Jesus via Mary!
Mary is privileged, a chosen one, the Mother of Jesus. She is a great example of faith and humility
and God was so pleased with her. As such, she has a great role to play in the salvation of man.