The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have always haunted my imagination as I worked over the decades on the limits to growth and the looming climate and biodiversity emergencies. But it wasn’t until today that I learned that the famous Pale Horse was actually a Green Horse back in the day.
The identity of my namesake saint, John – the Patmos variety being variously known as the Revelator, the Divine and the Theologian – appears to be the subject of some considerable dispute. What we do seem to know is that the Patmos variant, whoever he may have been, wrote the Book of Revelation – an account of an apocalyptic future. A fuller description of this St John’s Four Horsemen can be found here.