Friday, October 13, 2006


Fear of Friday the 13th! And, how close to triskaidekaphobia is paraskevidekatriaphobia (check the links to the Urban Dictionary)? I began to wonder this morning about the orgins of Friday the 13th, and I do not mean the movies:
  • ABC News: Is Friday the 13th a Reason to Stay in Bed? A couple of interesting reasons are cited in this news article dated May 13th, 2005. "One of the origins is believed to come from Christianity. There were 13 people at the Last Supper and Christ was crucified on a Friday. Also, Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th guest at the Last Supper. In ancient Rome, witches reportedly gathered in groups of 12. The 13th was believed to be the devil. " (Rose Palazzolo, ABC News, 10/13/06)
  • Why Friday the 13th is Unlucky. This article is from the urban legends section of and and discusses myths, legends, and mystique of Friday the 13th.
  • Here's Friday the 13th from Wikipedia (and everyone knows what you find there is always the truth).
  • The Labor LawTalk Dictionary details Friday the 13th Definition complete with originas and occurances of Friday the 13th in the next few years.

It's interesting that today's Blogthings question was: How Much Wrath Do You Have?

Your Wrath Quotient: 34%

Sometimes you get really angry, but nothing out of the norm.

While you may wish someone harm, it's pretty unlikely that you'd actually do anything about it.

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