August 19, 2018

Why is friday 13th considered unlucky? (Huffingtonpost)

Why is friday 13th considered unlucky? (Huffingtonpost)

Friday the 13th falls upon us this week, and it feels particularly apt as the days grow shorter and the nights darker.

If you’re a superstitious sort, you might regard this as the unluckiest day of the year – so keep away from ladders, don’t break any mirrors and don’t let any black cats cross your path.

 Fear of this date is known as friggatriskaidekaphobia (named after “Frigg”, the Norse goddess whom Friday is named after and “triskaidekaphobia” meaning the fear of “13”.) Read more

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