Friday, July 13, 2012

Are you a Paraskevidekatriaphobic?

Paraskevidekatriaphobics — people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th. 

Happy Friday the 13th! I've never been into numerology. Nor am I fearful of any number or day or combination thereof. I don't believe we have any more chance of bad things happening on days like today than any other day. Other than if someone is extremely fearful of a certain day and goes out and drives like an idiot or do other dangerous activity they normally wouldn't do. Then I can see your chances of having an accident increase.

 I'd love to hear about what you think about Friday the 13th. Is today unlucky for you? Or is it just a day to chill and watch old horror movies? Can't say I am a horror movie fan.

Of course there is the Pagan connection with the number 13. There is "suppose" to be 13 witches in a coven. In reality all covens I've been apart of have way more than 13! No one can really say when the number 13 became unlucky. Its been suggested that because counting on your fingers and toes only goes up to 12, 13 represented the unknown and mysterious. Makes a little sense I suppose. Man has always been fearful of the unknown.

If you follow Norse mythology, Loki is the 13th God who raised Hod the blind god of winter to kill Balder the Good by throwing mistletoe at him. 

There is also a Christian link to the number 13. Thirteen disciples were present at the supper - one being the traitor Judas.

As far as Friday getting a bad rap. If you lived in ancient Rome and was sentenced to die, you'd be killed on a Friday. I'd say that's pretty unlucky indeed! Though to ancient Pagans Friday was also the sabbath. Christians of course didn't like this so dubbed it the "witches sabbath".

Are Fridays a special day of sabbath to you? I don't subscribe to any day being more holier than another to pray. For me, every single day should be the day I pray, honor the God(dess) and do good works.

Are you a Paraskevidekatriaphobic?


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