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History of Friday the 13th

So history says that this known black day was rooted in ancient times.  The number 13 and the day of Friday combine a super unlucky day.   Although this day usually lands once a year, everybody is really cautious when its here.  

Myth says that there was once a dinner party of 12 gods in Valhalla.  Without knowing, a 13th uninvited guest named Loki arrives.  Loki arranged for Hoder, the blind god of darkness, to shoot Balder the Beautiful, the god of joy and gladness, with a mistletoe-tipped arrow.

Balder died and the whole Earth got dark. The whole Earth mourned. It was a bad, unlucky day, said Dossey. From that moment on, the number 13 has been considered ominous and foreboding.

This is just one of the myths out there.  As many may read, all the myths deals with the unlucky number of 13 and formed with the day of Friday.   This day has been carried on for many and many decades ago.  Still to this day, the superstition still rolls on.  Many will stay at home.  No trips or transportation.  We will wait for the strike of midnight to blemish this evil day away.   As we wait, be safe, cautious, and have a Happy Friday from R1concepts!!

-This post was provided by Sam J. (R1 Concepts Wholesale Manager)

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One Response to History of Friday the 13th

  1. Tek February 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    Another myth into why Friday the 13th is so bad, it had to do with Christianity. It came from the Last Supper where Jesus Christ and his 12 disciples (making it 13 at the table)broke bread. It was soon after this that Jesus was crucified on a Friday.

    Off topic, I wonder how Michael Fay’s new movie with be in bringing out the mask Jason, in “Friday the 13th.”

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