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Friggatriskaidekaphobia

May 14, 2011 by Post Team 

FriggatriskaidekaphobiaFriggatriskaidekaphobia, Friday 13 is upon us and while many tweens are celebrating the birth of Robert Pattinson, some 18 million Americans suffer from Friggatriskaidekaphobia.

When we go through the word, immediately assumed it was a bunch of random letters punched out on a keyboard. Oh, we were wrong. The phrase is actually a fear of Friday 13. “Frigg” is the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” in itself is named, while “triskaidekaphobia” is a fear of number 13.

Unlucky 13 has suffered a bad reputation over the story:

Dating all the way back to the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi, Law 13 was omitted from the PV King (1910) translation.
According to some Christian tradition, Judas was 13 to sit at the table during the Last Supper.
In the Viking tradition, it was believed that if 13 people gather, one of them would die the following year.
Ancient Persians believed that the 12 constellations of the Zodiac each ruled the earth for a thousand years, after which the sky and the earth would collapse – the number 13 associated with chaos.
In modern culture, many hotels and dormitories without a floor 13. Error message – to change the name of the 13 Th floor “14″ to avoid frightening people.

On the contrary, religion Sikhism considers 13 a lucky number, as the country of Italy and Hamilton, Colgate University in New York.

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