Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!Image

It just so happens that Friday the 13th became the day I created this blog and it is also the day of my first entry :)

So mesmerizing and mysterious, this day is known for it’s superstitious beliefs and bad luck.

But, why do we fear this day so much? What it is that hinders our daily routines and lifestyle?

the Last Supper

One of the many reasons why is that Friday the 13th is rooted in religious beliefs surrounding the 13th guest at the Last Supper. Pointing to Judas, the apostle said to have betrayed Jesus and the crucifixion of Jesus on a Friday, which was known as hangman’s day.

In Britain as well as ancient Rome, Friday was once known as Hangman’s Day because it was usually the day upon which those who had been condemned to death would be hanged.

In Numerology the number 13 suffers because of its position after 12.

According to Thomas Fernsler, an associate policy scientist in the Mathematics and Science Education Resource Center at the University of Delaware in Newark, considers 12 a “complete” number. There are 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, and 12 apostles of Jesus.

Fernsler said 13’s association with bad luck “has to do with just being a little beyond completeness.

Then there’s Friday. Not only was Christ crucified on that day, but some biblical scholars believe Eve tempted Adam with the forbidden fruit on a Friday. Perhaps most significant is a belief that Abel was slain by his brother Cain on Friday the 13th.

Wow lots of info. to take in I know but, what how do you feel about Friday the 13th?

Do you feel more vulnerable on that day more than others?