Friday The 13th History Origins
January 13, 2012 by staff
Consequently, 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 Descendants of Muhammad Imams,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.
Now through in some black cats that for some reason are associated with Friday the 13th.
According to most animals shelters , black cats and kittens are the least adopted, but for the many cats and kittens and dogs for that matter that are looking for a new home, this could be their lucky day.
According to Discovery News, the link of the Black Cats and Friday the 13th can be explained. The Egyptians worshiped the cat and punished anyone who dared to kill one. In the Middle Ages, however, the black cat was linked to witches and Satan. Since it was believed that a witch had the power to transform herself into a cat, it was thought likely that a cat who crossed one’s path was a witch in disguise
That aside, the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society has many currently looking for a home. We don’t think they look like witches at all.
Some other interesting facts about Friday the 13th.
The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen)
2012 will have three occasions where the 13th falls on a Friday, including today, one in April and the other in July.
Friday the 13th is actually the most common number for a Friday, over the last 4,800 months, the 13th has fallen on a Friday 688 times, next up is a Sunday with 687 times. Thursday and Saturday it has occurred 684 times.
Friday has been considered an unlucky day at least since the 14th century’s and many other professions have regarded Friday as an unlucky day to undertake journeys or begin new projects. Black Friday has been associated with stock market crashes and other disasters since the 1800s. It has also been suggested that Friday has been considered an unlucky day because, according to Christian scripture and tradition, Jesus was crucified on a Friday.
So now that you know all about Friday the 13th go visit the Humane Society and make a black cat happy and while you’re at it, pick up a lottomax ticket for tonight’s draw, who knows this could be your lucky day to win $21 million ,
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