Apocalypse is a term that describes the potential end of the world. The phrase originates with the book of Revelations from the Judeo-Christian Bible. Some theorists believe that the Apocalypse will come about following the rise of the Antichrist. In Christian eschatology, the coming of the Apocalypse is predicated upon the opening of seven seals. Each opening of a seal is followed by some event or series of events. When each of the first four seals is opened, a horse and its rider appear and are described. These are commonly referred to as the four horsemen / four horses of the Apocalypse. When the seventh seal is opened, seven angels with trumpets begin to sound, one by one. Also known as the End of Days

In summary:

  • First Seal - Conquest, White horse
  • Second Seal - War, Red horse
  • Third Seal - Famine, Black Horse
  • Fourth Seal - Death, green or pale horse
  • Fifth Seal - Vision of martyrs
  • Sixth Seal - Earthquake and the marking of the 144,000
  • Seventh Seal - Trumpets of Angels and the end of the world

Another variation of the Apocalypse prophecy is demonstrated in the role playing game Werewolf: The Apocalypse, published by White Wolf Publishing. In the mythology of the game, the werewolves of the world (called Garou) fear the coming of a time when the world will be consumed by the ultimate expression of entropy and corruption, which they call the Wyrm.

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