The Greek term apokalypsis derived into apocalypsis, a
late Latin word, and then came to Spanish as an apocalypse. According to
concept is often used with reference to the end or collapse of
For example: "If the human being continues to act in this way, the
apocalypse awaits us", "When the apocalypse arrives, I want to be at
peace with myself and with my neighbors", "I do not believe in the
apocalypse: somehow, everything this will always continue to work. ”
The final section of the New Testament is known as Revelation or Book
of Revelations. It is a book of the Bible that has a
prophetic style, since it anticipates a series of events that will take place in
Due to its large amount of symbolism, the Apocalypse is a work subject
to multiple interpretations. In fact, the Apocalypse can be understood in
different ways according to the school of thought or faith.
At a general level, the position of Judaism, Islam, Christianity and
other religions is called apocalypticism regarding the
imminence of an apocalypse that will end the world as we know it and that will
give way to a new stage after the return or the appearance of a savior. In this
framework, the apocalypse is understood as a fact of divine justice since men
will be subjected to the Last Judgment.
In everyday language, the apocalypse is mentioned as a catastrophe that
puts the existence or state of things at risk: "The
resignation of the president, at this time, would be the apocalypse", "A
new world war would provoke an apocalypse".
As a proper name, Revelation (or En Sabah Nur) is
a fictional character belonging to the stories of the X - Men (X-Men),
a series published by the company Marvel Comics. It was created and
designed by Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson, respectively; its first
appearance took place in 1986. In addition to the comic field,
Apocalypse has appeared in cartoon series, movies, video games, collectible
cards and board games, among other products.
Apocalypse is one of the most powerful villains of the X-Men,
and enjoys great popularity among fans. He is a mutant over five millennia old,
hailing from Akkaba, Egypt. His parents abandoned him when he was still a child,
for fear of his appearance, characterized by bluish lips and greyish skin. A
demon named Baal saw his potential and decided to rescue him; He baptized him En
Sabah Nur and raised him as if he were his own son.
His new tutor taught him that only the fittest can survive,
and this principle seems to be present throughout his life, as Nur gains mastery
through adaptation. Abandonment, desolation and disappointment
are common elements in her early years, and it is from so much suffering that
one day she unleashes all her power and changes her name to Apocalypse, to start
a new stage.
The millennia pass, and Apocalypse travels around the world, getting him to
be worshiped by various civilizations of history as a god, and
manipulates them to test his strength. One of the most attractive aspects of
this character is his ability to transform and improve his abilities, something
he learns from a highly advanced alien civilization.
In 2016, a movie titled X-Men: Apocalypse was released, directed by
Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence,
Rose Byrne and Oscar Isaac, among others. Given the impossibility of compressing
the entire story of this intricate character in less than three
hours, it is a rough adaptation that focuses on his awakening after thousands of
years of inactivity.