Uh Oh - it's Friday the 13th

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    Uh Oh - it's Friday the 13th


    Many Christians have long believed that Friday was unlucky because it was the day of the week when Jesus was crucified. The number 13 was believed to bring bad luck because there were 13 people at The Last Supper.

    Thirteen was also a sinister number in Norse mythology. Loki, one of the most evil of the Norse gods, went uninvited to a party for 12 at Valhalla, a banquet hall of the gods. As a result, he caused the death of Balder, the god of light, joy, and reconciliation.

    On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrests of Jaques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templars and sixty of his senior knights in Paris. Thousands of others were arrested around the country. Most of the Templars were eventually executed and their sympathizers condemned Friday the 13th as an evil day.

    In the 18th century, the HMS Friday was launched on Friday the 13th. It was never heard from again. Since then, ships are not usually launched on that date

    It is considered especially unlucky to have 13 people at the table during a meal, such as in Agatha Christie's mystery novel, Thirteen at Dinner. During the 1880s, a men's group that felt superstition was an unhealthy influence on public life held Thirteen Club dinners.

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and President Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13.
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    Nice post! Except for the false HMS Friday segment :)

    HMS Friday
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    Don't shoot the messenger...just passing on a E mail I got
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    Friday the 13th is also sacred to the goddess Venus.

    It's also a friend's wedding anniversary.

    Plus one of my favorite days just cause :)
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    It just sucks though, every time Friday the 13th rolls around I have to lock myself up in a room cuz I become a werewolf
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    @ITChick ... Interesting day for an anniversary.

    And I thought me & my Wife's was strange because we got married on Oct 31st at 12 midnight....in full costume...with all our friends in costume too.

    And then we got married again...on our 13th wedding anniversary....we thought it was fitting
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    Borg 386 said:
    @ITChick ... Interesting day for an anniversary.

    And I thought me & my Wife's was strange because we got married on Oct 31st at 12 midnight....in full costume...with all our friends in costume too.

    And then we got married again...on our 13th wedding anniversary....we thought it was fitting
    OMG! That sounds so awesome! Samhain is big with my hubby too.
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    It was fun....

    We love the October colors & the leaves when they change

    ever seen this vid?




    Fitting vid for the 13th?
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    Fri-13 my lucky day
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    LittleMiss said:
    Fri-13 my lucky day
    Same here. I don't think I've ever had a single thing go wrong on a Friday the 13th.
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