While I’ve never really believed that particular days are “cursed” or bad luck, I do know that the Friday the 13th superstition, is still alive and well in popular culture. There’s no 13th floor in my building and I’m sure that I won’t make it through the day without someone blaming the delayed trains, additional workload, and/or behavior of our clients on this, “unlucky day”.
Why do some people fear Friday the 13th?
Interestingly there are a lot of stories and myths behind fear of the 13th. Some people believe that the superstition’s origin derives from Norse mythology in which the god Loki tricked the blind god Hod into killing his brother Balder (the god of joy and light). Christianity “pins” the “curse” of Friday the 13th on Judas (The 13th man to sit at the table during the Last Supper). If you study numerology or Tarot, you probably know that the 13th Tarot card is the card of death.
So while you’re at home avoiding the curse…
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