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Saturday, July 14, 2007

i dint even have the least bit of idea,today was actually the day what many people fear.. the FRIDAY THE 13TH.a black cat crosses your path, you walk under a ladder, you break a mirror, so what!? just being superstitious, isnt it? well a lot of you let superstitions hold some sway withen us, and let’s face it, most of us do.many of us may believe we are not superstitious, but most of us would be surprised to realize the role superstition has in directing our actions and behaviors.have you ever been extra careful around a mirror for fear of having seven years of bad luck? been afraid not to pass-on a chain letter? not opened an umbrella indoors? God-blessed someone when they sneezed? Chances are you have... It is nothing to be ashamed of but you may be curious as to how these superstitions originated.

perhaps the best known superstition is the fear of Friday the 13th.what is it about these two factors that gave this day such a bad reputation? after all, it is even the subject of a hugely successful horror movie series!almost all of us have used the date of Friday the 13th to explain why something went wrong.examples of the taboos for both Friday, but especially the number 13, are endless.everything has a history, so to get to the root of this superstition we must first look at the two elements it turns out, both Friday and the number 13 have a fascinating past.

read below to know more about the orgin of the day:

One of the best known is that Eve tempted Adam with the apple on a Friday. Tradition also has it that the Flood in the Bible, the confusion at the Tower of Babel.

The origins of the Friday the 13th superstition have also been linked to the fact there were 13 people at the last supper of Jesus, who was traditionally crucified on Good Friday, but it probably originated only in medieval times.

It has also been linked to the fact that a lunisolar calendar must have 13 months in some years, while the solar Gregorian calendar and lunar Islamic calendar always have 12 months in a year.

Another suggestion is that the belief originated in a Norse myth about twelve gods having a feast in Valhalla. The mischievous Loki gatecrashed the party as an uninvited 13th guest and arranged for Hod, the blind god of darkness, to shoot Baldur, the god of joy and gladness, with a mistletoe-tipped arrow. Baldur was killed and the Earth was plunged into darkness and mourning as a result.Later she was confused with the goddess of love, Freya, who in turn became identified with Friday. When the Norsemen and Germanic tribes became Christians, Freya was supposed to have been banished to the mountains as a witch. Friday came to be called 'witches' Sabbath. It was believed that on this day, each week, twelve witches and the Devil met - thirteen evil spirits in all.

there are a dozens of excuse to blame the day, unlucky or fearful... but it yet remains a mystery unsolved! to me.. its nothing but a mere reason to blame or consider it lucky for


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