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Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of the number 13
Friggatriskaidekaphobia or Paraskevidekatriaphobia - Fear of Friday the 13th
Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the original extension of Triskaidekaphobia which originates from Frigg, the Norse Goddess for Friday.
Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the newer extension of Triskaidekaphobia. It originates from Paraskevi which is Greek for Friday.
There are some great articles out there on why some are so fearful of this day. And real things that happen because of those fears. For instance no floor or room 13 in many buildings, ships don’t launch on the 13th etc.
Christianity added to fears since many say the crucifixion took place on Friday the 13th, the Last Supper which had 13 members and the last of those betrayed Jesus and supposedly the Great Flood also happened on a Friday.
And of course Hollywood and their Horror genre has added greatly to the fear and anxiety some suffer.
If anything remotely bad happens on this day it just compounds with fears some already have. So much some can’t leave their house on this day.
With that said …
Have a great Friday everyone!!!