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What are the names of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

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The names of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are not actually given in the Bible, except for the last one, whose name is Death. Biblical scholars have given the other riders the names Christ (or Anti-Christ), War and Famine.

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The Four Horsemen are called forth by the opening of four of the seven seals by the figure called the "Lamb." The first horseman rides a white horse and is thought to be either Jesus Christ or the Anti-Christ, a figure of pure evil who opposes Christ. This rider wears a crown and carries a bow. The second rider, representing war, mounts a red steed and carries a sword. The third horseman rides a black horse representing famine and holds a pair of scales. The fourth horseman, who sits atop a pale horse, is called Death. The paleness of the horse mimics the pallor of death and disease.

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