Friday the 13 the most scariest date on the calendar.A date which is feared by almost every human on earth.So what is so ominous about this date is the question? In fact there is no known origin of the phrase Friday the 13 or of the superstitions related to it.The no 13 by itself is a number fully loaded of cultural,religious and mythic history.According to NORDIC mythology “The LAST SUPPER” where 12 GODS had gathered for dinner, and suddenly a 13 guest joined them.That was LOKI,a mischievous ,trickster GOD who shot Balder the Beautiful,the GOD of joy and happiness.Balder’s death turned the world into darkness and mourning.Friday the 13 is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition so much that in some hotels and buildings there is no 13th floor.Directly after the 12th floor there is a 14th floor.An estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States fear this day making it the most scariest date in history.The fear is so much that there are some people who avoid going to work and some who fear getting up from their beds on this day!
The fear of Friday the 13 has been called Friggatriskaidekaphobia which means ( Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “FRIDAY” is named in English and triskaidekaphobia meaning the fear of the no 13). In Spanish-speaking countries,instead of Friday,Tuesday the 13 is considered an unlucky day.Tuesday is said to be dominated by the influence of Ares,the GOD of war.Legendary rapper Tupac was killed on Friday the 13 in Las Vegas .Among the famous personalities that feared Friday the 13 were Presidents Franklin D.Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover.
Here in india where I live,have heard that if a child is born on Friday the 13,it is unlucky and many people avoid cutting their hair or shaving too.I have seen so many horror movies linked with this date.Have always wondered is this date really a big omen or a jinxed date? Would love to hear about my readers thoughts on this special date.Have any of you gone through any such experiences on any of the “Friday the 13”?