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Are You Supersticious

Updated on January 19, 2013

Friday the thirteen

No one really knows the origin of Friday the thirteen therefore; there are many theories about Friday the thirteen superstitions.

However, there is one theory that Friday the thirteen is the combination of number thirteen and Friday. According to numerology number, thirteen is unlucky number and the superstition that Friday is an unlucky day.

Every time when the Friday falls on the day thirteen rumors and predictions spread like wild fire that this Friday the thirteen is the end of the world.

Many Friday the thirteen came and gone but nothing major or even minor happened. I believe it is one of those many superstitions, if a black cat walks towards you, it is good luck, but if it walks away from you, it is the sign of bad luck.

Well this was only one superstition I listed here out of the whole encyclopedia of superstitions from A to Z.

Fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskavedekatriaphobia, a word derived from the Greek words Paraskeví (meaning Friday), and dekatreís (meaning thirteen), phobia meaning fear.

Why Is Friday the 13th Considered Unlucky?

In modern times, numerology has become a type of Para-science, much like the meaningless predictions of astrology, scientists say.

"People are subconsciously drawn towards specific numbers because they know that they need the experiences, attributes or lessons associated with them that are contained within their potential," says professional numerologist Sonia Ducie. "Numerology can 'make sense' of an individual's life (health, career, relationships, situations and issues) by recognizing which number cycle they are in, and by giving them clarity."

However, mathematicians dismiss numerology, saying it lacks any scientific merit.

"I don't endorse this at all," Livio said, when asked to comment on the popularity of commercial numerology. Seemingly, coincidental connections between numbers will always appear if you look hard enough, he said.


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    ilovehubs 7 years ago from North America

    Thanks Mike Lickteig for viewing my hub and for the comments too.

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    Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

    At least there's no chance for more than one Friday the 13th in each month (unless you count the movies, of course).

    This was quite interesting, thanks for sharing.

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    ilovehubs 8 years ago from North America

    Thanks prasadjain for your comments, please visit again.

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    Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 8 years ago from Tumkur

    The 13th should fall on Friday, isn't it? Are not such cases rare? Anyway, such superstitions are there in every country and in every relegion.

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    Mr Nice 8 years ago from North America

    Interesting info, thanks for sharing.