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Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

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Added by Adam • Updated 3 months ago by shevyrolet
Added by Adam • Updated 3 months ago by shevyrolet

Grumpy Cat, Trollface, Pedo Bear and Kumamon depicted as the four horsemen
Category: Meme Status: Confirmed Year: 2011 Origin: The Bible Region:
Type: Catchphrase, Character, Parody, Photoshop,
Tags: bible, meme, animals, christianity,

Additional References: Public Domain Review, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia,
Grumpy Cat, Trollface, Pedo Bear and Kumamon depicted as the four horsemen

About

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are characters in the Christian bible who bring about the end times. Online, they are parodied in image macros which show four people or characters who are jokingly labeled the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Origin

The Four Horsemen appear in the last book of the New Testament of the Christian bible.[1] They are usually known as Conquest, War, Famine, and Death. They are known as the harbingers of the Last Judgment. A common definition of the Four Horsemen online was posted to Urban Dictionary on July 2nd, 2005.[2] On June 5th, 2007, a joke definition was posted there (shown below).


Urban Dictionary definistion of the four horseman of the apocalypse

Spread

Online, the pictures of four people or characters paired together are joked about as being representative of the Four Horsemen. For example, an early version of the joke, posted to weknowmemes[3] on November 11th, 2011 featured pictures of Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Bill Murray, and Christopher Walken (shown below).


The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse NOVEMBER 11, 2011 POSTED IN: MEDIA, PICTURES PREV RAND C NEXT

An early meme version of the joke was posted to Memecenter in 2013 by user Detergent[4] and featured popular memetic characters such as Grumpy Cat and Pedobear (shown below).


The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse added 4 years ago THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

In the coming years, the meme would take on a more shitpost-like quality, as people created variations with more obtuse characters. For example, on November 16th, 2016, Facebook meme page They Boot Too Big For They Gotdamn Feet[5] uploaded a variation showing four digitally-manipulated photos of a dog (shown below, left). An edit labelling roombas with weapons strapped to them was posted to /r/funny[6] on October 13th, 2016 (shown below, right).


the four horsemen of the apocalpse FOUR HORSEMAN OF THE APOCALYPSE Death War HIV Pestilence amine


Various Examples


@TradSnake Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 9/17/16, 12:23 AM THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE WAR DEATH F--- FAMINE PESTILENCE The four horsemen of the apocalypse the tour horsemen of the apocalypse THE EMOJI THE REAL 4 HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Search Interest

External References

[1] Wikipedia – The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

[2] Urban Dictionary – Four Horsemen

[3] Weknowmemes via Wayback Machine- The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

[4] Memecenter – Four Horsemen

[5] Facebook – They Boot Too Big

[6] /r/funny – The Four Horsemen



Tags: bible, meme, animals, christianity,


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