Thank You for Paraskevidekatriaphobics and Superstitions

Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the irrational fear of Friday the 13th.

It has nothing to do with that terrifying movie.

Though, I do have an irrational dislike for horror movies—I just don’t have a word for it.

It is said that our associative superstition about Friday the 13th started back in the 1300’s in France, when King Philip IV arrested thousands of Knights Templars and charged them with heresy.

Well, we know the unlucky fate of anyone charged with heresy, so it became an unlucky day.

Triskadectaphobia is the fear of the number 13.

Some say that one probably originated with Vikings and Loki, or Crucifixions in Rome, or various Biblical-bad-math that got attributed to Fridays, not so Good Fridays.

I don’t know much about all the hubbub around Friday the 13th, but I know I can make meaning out of all manner of numbers and days, if I am inclined.

We all got a little “meaning maker” in us…

Click this link if you are a “meaning maker”… THANK YOU FOR MEANING



~ by leakelley on September 13, 2013.

One Response to “Thank You for Paraskevidekatriaphobics and Superstitions”

  1. I don’t like 13, but am not superstitious about Friday 13th.
    I have trouble stepping on cracks, old habit I think.
    I don’t walk under ladders.

    Yet I don’t call myself superstitious. Go figure. LOL.

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