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ants

The Religious Affiliation of
ants
 

Religion: N.A. CBR Scale: D

Name: ants

Other Names: ant; Formicidae

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group   real/historical group real/historical group  

Publisher(s): various

Earliest Appearance Listed in This Database: Old Testament (926 B.C.): "Proverbs"

Number of Appearances: 50

   Comic Book Appearances: 25

   TV, Film Appearances: 25

Type of Organization/Group: animal species

In the Bible, ants are clearly mentioned in Proverbs 6:6-8: "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest."

The Book of Deuteronomy is almost certainly a considerably older book than Proverbs, and a few translations of Deuteronomy 28:56 refer to the ant, but most translations do NOT. We believe this reference to the ant is an attempt to translate an ancient idiomatic expression into contemporary English, but that the original writing does not actually refer to ants. The "God's Word" translation of Deuteronomy 28:56 reads as follows: "The most tender and sensitive woman among you -- so sensitive and tender that she wouldn't even step on an ant -- will become stingy toward the husband she loves or toward her own son or daughter."

In the King James Version of the Bible, this same passage is translated without mentioning ants: "The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter..."

The New International Version translates this passage as: "The most gentle and sensitive woman among you -- so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot -- will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter..."

Number of group members listed below: 11

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ants ants supporting character group real/historical person
CBR Scale: D N.A.
[1st app: Old Testament (926 B.C.)] various 50
Blixen supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
ant
[ant that worked with Ant-Man (Scott Lang)]
Marvel 2
Emma Emma supporting character
CBR Scale: D N.A.
ant
[first ant ever used by Ant-Man (Scott Lang)]
Marvel 1
Kkk-Kkk supporting character
CBR Scale: D uplifted animal
Outcasts of New Mexico; ant
[ant]
Marvel 2
Korr supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
ant
[drone ant]
Marvel 1
Mara Mara supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
ant
[ant, ally of Ant-Man (Lang)]
Marvel 1
Rupert supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
ant
[ant ally of Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady)]
Marvel 1
Sir Ant Sir Ant villain
CBR Scale: I uplifted animal
Knights of Witch-World; ant Marvel 1
Spa-Fon supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
ant
[flying ant that Ant-Man used as steed]
Marvel 1
Spike supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
ant
[ant ally of Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady)]
Marvel 1
Vixen supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
ant
[ant]
Marvel 2

This character is in the following 5 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The History of Animals (350 B.C.)
New Fun #3 (Apr. 1935) (character based on)
Old Testament
X-Men (vol. 1) #64 (Jan. 1970): "The Coming of Sunfire!" (mentioned)


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant
  - http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/ant/