Did you ever wonder what religion Superman was? How about Aquaman? Wonder Woman? How about Lex Luthor? Surprisingly, the religions of all these, and hundreds of other major comic book heroes, minor characters, and super-villians are known.
Religion is such an important force in society that even our fictional comic book characters, at some point in their 'lives', express their religious belief, or there is some other direct mention of their religion. The religion site Adherents.com maintains a list of these religious affiliations, and it's kind of fascinating.
Here's the rundown of the top super-heroes:
Superman Methodist Spider-Man Protestant Batman Episcopalian/Catholic (lapsed) Wonder Woman Greco-Roman Classical Religion Aquaman Greco-Roman Classical Religion The Hulk Catholic (lapsed) Captain America Protestant Invisible Woman Episcopalian Nightcrawler Catholic Shadowcat Jewish Daredevil Catholic Hawkman Egyptian classical religion The Thing Jewish The Atom Jewish (lapsed) Zatanna Dianic Wiccan Elektra Greek Orthodox
There's also a page with photo montages of the super-heroes by religion. I've used a couple here. All-in-all, a very interesting and unusual web site.
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