blogtober Day 13: Exploring The Tale Behind Friday the 13th

Happy October!

Welcome back to blogtober day 13! I hope you have been enjoying the content so far. Today we are mixing things up a little.

Happy Friday 13th!!

If like me and you love all things witchy and a little superstitous this post is for you. This year blogtober day 13 landed on a Friday and that meant there was only one thing for me to do.

Today, we’re diving into the fascinating history and superstitions surrounding the infamous day known as Friday the 13th.

However because we like the mildly spooky but also love the cosiness of this time of year I am going to need you to grab your cup of tea and get ready to uncover the mystery!

I say uncover we mean briefly discuss some of the findings.

The Origins: A Blend of Legends

To truly understand Friday the 13th, we must first travel back in time. The origins of this superstition are a blend of myths, legends, and historical events. One theory suggests that the fear of Friday the 13th can be traced back to the Last Supper, where there were thirteen individuals, including Judas Iscariot, who later betrayed Jesus. Friday, the day of the crucifixion, combined with the number thirteen, created an unsettling association.

The Templar Connection

Another intriguing chapter in the history of Friday the 13th involves the Knights Templar, a powerful medieval order. On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrest of all Templar Knights, accusing them of heresy and other crimes. This event cast a shadow over both Friday and the number 13 in European culture.

Numerology and Folklore

Numerology enthusiasts also play a role in perpetuating the superstition. In many cultures, the number twelve has historically been associated with completeness (twelve months, twelve zodiac signs, twelve apostles), while the number thirteen was seen as irregular and therefore, unlucky.

Cultural Variations

Interestingly, not all cultures view Friday the 13th with dread. In some Spanish-speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th (Martes trece) is considered unlucky, while in Italy, it’s Friday the 17th that brings bad luck. The fear of certain days and numbers seems to vary worldwide.

Pop Culture Influence

Now, let’s fast forward to the modern era, where Friday the 13th has become a pop culture phenomenon. Thanks to a series of horror movies featuring a hockey-masked slasher, Jason Voorhees, the day has become synonymous with spooky happenings and fear-induced fun. These films, along with countless superstition-themed novels and television shows, have only deepened the superstition’s roots.

Facing Your Fears

In the end, Friday the 13th is a day like any other, except for the fears and myths we’ve woven into its history. While some folks may take extra precautions on this day, like avoiding travel or big decisions, many of us view it as just another opportunity to enjoy life.

So, the next time a Friday the 13th rolls around, maybe embrace it as a day to explore the mysterious and the unknown.

After all, in the cozy glow of our modern lives, isn’t a little superstition just part of the enchantment of the human experience?

What do you think of Friday the 13th?

Happy Friday the 13th, My lovelies! 🌙🔮

Love Always,

Gee xoxo

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