Why The Mother of Harlots? A Look at Revelation 17 and Genesis 11, (Part Two). Revelation 17 describes all the false religions of the world uniting under the Mother of Harlots but why is she called the mother of harlots? Where were her children birthed? In this fast paced program Brannon begins with Revelation 17 and then takes you to Genesis 11 and the Tower of Babel which is the birth place of many of the world’s false religions that share the common worship of the mother/son cult of Semiramus and Tammuz.