Triscadecaphobia is the fear of the number
13. Many believe Friday the 13th is especially a very unlucky day.
In Ancient Rome, the citizens dedicated the 6th
day of the week to their beautiful Goddess Venus. Eventually this day
evolved into Friday, and was considered to be the luckiest day of the
Muslims claim Friday as the day Allah created
Adam, legend has it that Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit on a Friday,
and later died on a Friday.
Christians consider Friday as the day on which
Christ was crucified by the Romans. The Last Supper was Jesus said goodbye
to his apostles before being crucified. How many were at the table?
14, including Judas.
Next up was Friday, October 13, 1307. The
Pope of the church in Rome in Conjunction with the King of France, carried
out a secret death warrant Against "the Knights Templar". The Templars were
terminated as heretics, never again to hold the power that they had held
for so long. There Grand Master, Jacques DeMolay, was arrested and before
he was killed, was tortured and crucified.
The Scandinavians believe that the number 13 signified
bad luck came from their mythological 12 demigods, who were joined by a 13th
demigod, Loki, an evil cruel one, who brought upon humans great
So, there are a great number of reasons why many
around the globe find Friday the 13th a day, if not unlucky, a day to take
notice and caution.