Origins of Friday the 13th and How to Get Some Good Luck
It’s Friday the 13th, which means bad luck abounds. From witches flying through the air to black cats crossing the streets, it’s a world of extremely bad luck. No one understands why bad luck is more common on the 13th, but today, we are going to solve this mystery. Looking at ancient resources on google, we will walk you through things to avoid on this spooky day while also giving you a little good luck to balance out the bad.
Origins of Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th originates all the way back to the times of Jesus Christ and his 12 disciples. As history states, one of the original 12 disciples turned Jesus over to the hands of the Romans to be later crucified on Friday. Some centuries later King Philip IV of France accused the Knights Templar of using black magic and sexual rituals. Consequently, he had them arrested and executed. Similarly, this happened on a Friday the 13th.
Norse mythology has links with the number 13, where Loki, god of mischief, arranged the god of joy and gladness to be killed arriving at a dinner for gods as the 13th guest. Throughout history, the number 13 has continued to get a bad rap along with it falling on a Friday. Friday was known as an unlucky day to undertake anything that represented a beginning or the start of a new venture.
Superstition has led to eliminating the number 13 from rooms, floors, and even avoiding doing certain actions. Trying to avoid bad luck on Friday the 13th should be a priority. Be sure that you don’t walk under any ladders or break any mirrors. If you are walking with someone today, be sure not to split any polls. Is it raining today? Be careful about opening that umbrella inside because that’s worth at least 5 years of bad luck!
Get Some Good Luck
Jokes aside, if you’re looking for some good luck today, here are a few things you can do. You might want to purchase a horseshoe to start, which are known for good luck, possibly because blacksmiths were once considered lucky. Ever wonder why rabbit’s feet are considered lucky? Apparently, it is used for a certain ritual. Weird right, but be sure to only use the left hind foot, and the rabbit has to have been shot in a graveyard. See a penny on the ground be sure to pick it up if it has your birth year on it. Four leaf clovers are sure to get you out of a rough patch. Each leaf represents a special meaning of life: love, hope, luck, and faith.
Since Friday the 13th is full of bad luck, we hope our tips can turn your day around!
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