Friday, February 13, 2004

Happy Friday the 13th

For some reaseon Friday the 13th is an unlucky day in much of Western Europe, North America, and Australia. Many people avoid travel and avoid signing contracts on Friday the 13th. Floors in tall buildings often skip from 12 to 14. On a more personal basis it is the day my brother was borne ;-) Now you who know him may take this to be a reason in itself to be wary of the date ;-P But remember I still have the cute little mischievous version in my minds eye ;-) The cuddly one, not the hary scary big one ;-P

The Day Jesus Was Crucified?

Many Christians have long believed that Friday was unlucky because it was the day of the week when Jesus was crucified. The number 13 was believed to bring bad luck because there were 13 people at The Last Supper. Since there were 12 tribes of Israel, that number was considered lucky.

Roots in Norse Mythology

Thirteen was also a sinister number in Norse mythology. Loki, the trickster amongst the norse gods, went uninvited to a party for 12 at Valhalla, a banquet hall of the gods. As a result, he caused the death of Baldur, the god of light, joy, and reconciliation.


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