|Occupation||Personification of Famine|
Horseman of the Apocalypse
|Books||The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, Interesting Times, Thief of Time|
Famine is an important anthropomorphic personification, and one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocralypse. Naturally, Famine's appearance is that of a starving man and He is always hungry even though he eats large amounts of food quite fast. When bored, He goes around eating up the food stocks in pubs. Likewise His horse looks like a toastrack.
Famine has obligatory appearances in Sourcery and Thief of Time. Unlike Death and War, and like Pestilence, Famine's existence is down to humanity. Natural droughts are never as bad as man-made ones. For this reason, Famine has picked up the human trait of arrogance: the arrogance to, for example, over-use the land for farming.