friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia. Do you have this syndrome? They mean the same. The first is Norse, the second is Greek. They both mean …
Yes. That eerie day where dark omens appear, black cats roam, and things go bump in the night. No one knows where it got it’s origin of its connection to creepiness. Some say it relates to Jesus … he died on Friday and had 13 at his last meal. Which is also the reason a dinner party with 13 is also considered unlucky. Some connect it to a royal French edict to arrest and kill hundreds of Templars. Who knows.
There are some harbingers of doom connected to this eventful day … the bombing of Buckingham Palace, a deadly cyclone killing over 300,000 people, and the death of Tupac, to name just a few.
So here are a few bits of trivia …
- Every year has at least one, but never more than three.
- The master of creepiness himself was born on Friday the 13 – Alfred Hitchcock.
- Some cultures hold that Tuesday the 13th, not Fridays, are unlucky.
- The day inspired one of He most profitable film series … Friday the 13th. 12 movies, television series, game, books, and the iconic villain – Jason and his hockey mask.
But for me, I don’t believe in bad luck. I am not worried about a certain day, nor a man in a hockey mask showing up. And I will not be caught in fear of a man made tradition.
For God does not give us a spirit of fear. That is a pretty potent truth! But the rest of that truth is powerful too …
He gives us a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind. And that’s what I will focus on today, and everyday. Will you join me?
Power … he is with me, around me, protecting me, and providing
Love … he loves me, and desires I show that love to everyone – for he loves them too
Sound mind … so stop fretting and get rid of the friggatriskaidekaphobia
Have a great Friday!