"And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword." - The Book of Revelation 6:2
The apocalypse de St. Sever depicts how blood and fire rain upon the earth. The end of time is near - Angels blow their gilded trumpets - Satan walks the earth like a roaring lion. The White Horseman comes with his bow and victor's crown, the Red Horseman took peace from earth, the Black Horseman came with famine - Death came on a sallow horse with the underworld in his entourage.