For those of you who are "Superstitious"..... and believe in Friday the 13th!

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-07-14 18:45:13 -0500
Started 2012-07-13 11:42:50 -0500


a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation b: an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition

Several theories have been proposed about the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition.

One theory states that it is a modern amalgamation of two older superstitions: that thirteen is an unlucky number and that Friday is an unlucky day.

In numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness, as reflected in the twelve months of the year, twelve hours of the clock, twelve gods of Olympus, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, the 12 successors of Muhammad in Shia Islam, etc., whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness.

There is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the Last Supper or a Norse myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners.

Friday has been considered an unlucky day at least since the 14th century's "The Canterbury Tales", and many other professions have regarded Friday as an unlucky day to undertake journeys or begin new projects.

Oh Really, Are You Serious?!


8 replies

Irish1951 2012-07-13 17:15:23 -0500 Report

There is another theory for why it is considered bad luck. Clement V executed a Papal Bull that outlawed the Order of the Knights Templar and Philip IV ordered the knights to be arrested as a result in all of France. That Oder was carried out on October 13,1307 -a Friday. Looks like an unlucky day for the Templars!

old biker
old biker 2012-07-14 05:57:22 -0500 Report

I heard of that one too Irish. I believe they did more then just arrest them. Unless I am mistaken they were executed for acts of depravity in an effort to take over their wealth. I allways thought that was the origin of Fri the 13th

GabbyPA 2012-07-13 16:27:17 -0500 Report

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Seriously, phobias can be debilitating to some people. I am not afraid of heights. I was on the outside top of the World Trade Towers, looking over the railing and watching the building sway. I loved it. I was secure until I took a vacation to the Masa Verde in Colorado. There I walked a 3 foot wide ledge with no railing and a drop off into a canyon. There is where I realized that without the railing, I was afraid to a degree. How I knew...I was clinging to the mountain side. LOL

ravyngirl26 2012-07-13 19:11:10 -0500 Report

hi gabby i know the feeling clinging to a mountain side, when i went to grand canyon i stayed very close to the canyon side as we walked up one side of the canyon. also i had to climb down like 140 stairs at Mont le Parc and people were coming up i hung on to the railing the whole way down and asked the people to go around me, i don't like heights too much as by the time i got down the stairs my legs were very shaky and wobbley and i was so happy to get on the coach back to our hotel. lol