Why is Friday the 13th considered lucky and is there a meaning behind it?


Friday the 13th is here! While this day is considered unlucky by some there are others who consider it to be lucky so is there a meaning behind it?

The number 13 has some haters in the world. In fact, it has also led to a special term to be invited that describes people who are scared of the number 13. The word that we are talking about is “triskaidekaphobia.”

“triskaidekaphobia” is a phenomenon where people are afraid of the number 13, which means, they will not sit on a seat with the number 13, have a jersey with the number 13, and several others. However, there are a few who find it lucky.

Why is Friday the 13th considered lucky?

As per the Huffington Post, the “day and the number were associated with the Great Goddesses, and therefore, regarded as the sacred essence of luck and good fortune.”

The outlet further notes the significance of the number by pointing out that 13 is the average number of menstrual cycles in a year, an approximate number of annual cycles taken by the moon, it is also the number of “blood, fertility, and lunar potency.” To top it all, it is also considered to be the number of the Great Goddesses.

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In short, the 13th was previously considered to be a “celebration of the lives and loves of Lady Luck.”

Why Taylor Swift calls 13 her lucky number

Among several people who have a love for 13, Taylor is one of them. The singer has time and again spoken about it. In fact, the singer even puts the umber on her hand before every performance.

In an interview with MTV, Taylor opened up about her obsession with the number. She said: “I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first #1 song had a 13-second intro. Every time I’ve won an award I’ve been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section, or row M, which is the 13th letter.”

Is there a meaning behind it?

Friday the 13th is considered to be a day of bad omen also by many as it was the day when several bad incidents took place. While there is no one incident to pinpoint how this superstition started, Donald Dossey, the founder of the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville traced it back to a Norse myth about 12 gods.

As per Mental Floss, “12 gods who had dinner at Valhalla—the fabled hall where legendary Norse heroes feasted for eternity after they died—that was interrupted by a 13th guest, the evil and mischievous god Loki. Thus the number 13 was branded as unlucky because of the ominous period of mourning following the loss of such powerful gods by this unwanted 13th guest.”

While there is no concrete answer as to if Friday the 13th is lucky or unlucky or if there is a real meaning behind it we can definitely say that it depends on the way a person perceives the day and date.

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