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  Friday the 13th - Crystalinks
Friday the thirteenth is considered the unluckiest of days in many superstitions, unless you were born on Friday the thirteenth in which case it is your lucky day.
The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia, a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia, a phobia (fear) of the number thirteen.
The origins of the Friday the 13th superstition have also been linked to the fact there were 13 people at the last supper of Jesus, who was traditionally crucified on Good Friday, but it probably originated only in medieval times.
www.crystalinks.com /friday13th.html   (1444 words)

  
 friday the 13th, paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia
Friggatriskaidekaphobia or a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th.
Friday may be considered unlucky because Christ is thought to have been crucified on a Friday, which was execution day among the Romans.
Some even think that Friday was the day God threw Adam and Eve out of the garden of Eden, which is unlikely since the concept of Friday hadn't been invented yet.
www.skepdic.com /paraskevidekatriaphobia.html   (432 words)

  
 Friday the 13th (1980)
from Sacramento, CA Friday the 13th (1980) kicked started the early 80's slasher film phenomenon that was ignited by Halloween (1978) but fueled intensely by this reworking of the Mario Bava classic "Twitch of the Death Nerve".
Camp Crystal Lake and the Friday the 13th film franchise are a part of Americana.
Friday the 13th was designed around Savini's gory set pieces.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0080761   (587 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is a day fraught with peril.
Friday was also said to be a particularly unlucky day on which to undertake anything that represented a beginning or the start of a new venture, thus we find references to all of the following activities as endeavors best avoided on Fridays:
Just as Friday was considered an inauspicious day of the week on which to embark upon a new enterprise, so the 13th day of a month came to signify a particularly bad day for beginning a venture.
www.snopes.com /luck/friday13.asp   (1764 words)

  
  Fear of Friday the 13th - AOL Research & Learn
Remains found in 27,000-year-old graves point to the possibility of a grim ritual in ancient Europe.
Fear of Friday the 13th affects many people.
Try a fear of Friday the 13th quiz to see how much you know about the superstition.
reference.aol.com /quizzes/fear-of-friday-the-13th   (177 words)

  
  Who's Afraid of Friday the 13th? - MSN Encarta
Friday is also the Muslim Sabbath and is the day for religious gatherings.
For starters, Eve is rumored to have given Adam the apple on a Friday, according to Donald Dossey, founder-director of the Phobia Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
And the fear is historic: A Norse myth has it that a great dinner party with 12 guests was ruined when a 13th crashed the event and killed the god of joy and gladness.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/features/columns/?article=fridaythe13th>1=6542   (917 words)

  
 Horrordvds.com - Friday the 13th DVD review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Friday the 13th is the film that managed to spawn 8 sequels, and it's still counting (Freddy vs Jason and Friday the 13th Part 10 are both in the works).
We watched the entire Friday the 13th series (at least up until Part 7, which at the time was the latest) and from that point on I was hooked on the genre.
Given that Friday the 13th isn't Paramount's baby (like Nightmare on Elm Street is for New Line), I feel that they really did a superb job on this transfer.
www.horrordvds.com /reviews/a-m/f13th   (811 words)

  
 Why is Friday 13th considered unlucky?
But according to Christian lore, Adam and Eve also supposedly ate the forbidden fruit on a Friday, the Great Flood started on a Friday, the builders of the Tower of Babel were tongue-tied on a Friday and the Temple of Solomon was destroyed on a Friday.
The word "Friday" is, in fact, derived from a Norse deity who was worshipped on the sixth day of the week and who represented marriage and fertility.
Fridays in the early Norse culture were associated with love and considered a good day for weddings.
www.rosslyntemplars.org.uk /friday,_13th.htm   (881 words)

  
 Friday the 13th   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Friday, the 13th of October, 1307 - was the date on which the Templar Order was routed in France, its members arrested and later executed.
It should be noted that Emanuel Velikovsky, in his "Worlds in Collision” postulated that Friday the 13th got its unlucky association because Friday, April 13th around 1550 BC is when the “Venus fly-by” occurred, which caused major cataclysms on Earth and led to descriptions such as the Ten Plagues in the Bible.
Still others claim that Friday the 13th became unlucky because of Jesus’ Last Supper, in which 13 people participated (Christ + 12 disciples.) This is also said to have occurred on a Friday the 13th in April, and was the Jewish Passover Eve.
www.red-ice.net /specialreports/2006/10oct/friday13th.html   (1369 words)

  
 The Times and Democrat - Friday the 13th
Long before “Friday the 13th” films began spooking moviegoers in the early ‘80s, Fridays and the number 13 have been suspected by millions of people, spanning religious and cultural backgrounds for thousands of years, as being unlucky.
A specific fear of Friday the 13th – called paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia, after the ancient Scandinavian fertility and love goddess, Frigga – also appears to have roots in Christianity, as some believe Friday is unlucky because that’s the day Christ was crucified.
Good Friday, the Friday before Easter and the day Jesus Christ was crucified, seems to be the only Friday that escapes the assumed evil surrounding the day.
www.thetandd.com /articles/2006/10/13/news/doc452f0f9fa1e06244400173.txt   (803 words)

  
 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Friday the 13th and its folklore | luck, chance, superstition, customs, ...
Good Friday), and that Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed him, was the thirteenth person of Jesus and the 12 apostles.
Friday begins the Sabbath for both Muslims Jews, and Muslims say that Adam was created on a Friday and it was on Friday that Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and on a Friday they died.
Great Flood began on a Friday and the Temple of Solomon was destroyed on the sixth day of the week.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /friday13.html   (1901 words)

  
 Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is an unlucky day in much of Western Europe, North America, and Australia.
On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrests of Jaques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templars and sixty of his senior knights in Paris.
In the 18th century, the HMS Friday was launched on Friday the 13th.
www.infoplease.com /spot/friday13th.html   (488 words)

  
 The Book Of THoTH - Mysticism & The Occult - Friday the 13th
Friday, the 13th of October, 1307 - was the date on which the Templar Order was routed in France, its members arrested and later executed.
It should be noted that Emanuel Velikovsky, in his "Worlds in Collision” postulated that Friday the 13th got its unlucky association because Friday, April 13th around 1550 BC was when the “Venus fly-by” occurred, which caused major cataclysms on Earth and led to descriptions such as the Ten Plagues in the Bible.
Still others claim that Friday the 13th became unlucky because of Jesus’ Last Supper, in which 13 people participated (Christ + 12 disciples.) This is also said to have occurred on a Friday the 13th in April, and was the Jewish Passover Eve.
www.book-of-thoth.com /article1630.html   (1873 words)

  
 A History Of Friday The 13th
Hence the ever popular slogan T.G.I.F. Friday’s ill-fated day in superstition is believed to result from the belief that it was the day of the week on which Eve tempted Adam and Christ was crucified.
Among the activities viewed as taboo to do on a Friday are: setting sail on a ship; moving house; beginning any new work; writing a letter; knitting; starting a journey; and, believe it or not, cutting your nails.
Friday the 13th is also considered unlucky because there are thirteen lunar months in a y...
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/mythology/37293   (520 words)

  
 Neuroscience for Kids - Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th should be equally "unlucky" for men and women.
The occurrence of other events such as emergency room visits or criminal activity on Friday the 13th would also be fascinating to study.
They found NO difference in the frequency of road injury accidents (for either men or women) on Friday the 13th compared to the number of accidents on Fridays that occurred on the 6th or 20th of the month.
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/friday.html   (520 words)

  
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Yesterday was Friday the 13th and it's likely that you paid close attention to any negative events that may have occurred yesterday.
We have pretty much come to understand that Friday the 13th is the one day of the year when people typically engage themselves in peculiar activities such as never leaving their house or refusing to give birth to a child.
And, of course, Friday the 13th doesn't have to be so bad when you consider that many airline companies are willing to reduce the price of plane tickets on that day.
www.xanga.com /apreci8_1337hax0r/537986827/item.html   (1562 words)

  
 The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kans. | Local News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It also was said that Christ was crucified on Friday and the number of guests at the party of the Last Supper was 13, with the 13th guest being Judas, the traitor.
Rent an apartment on the 13th floor - Thirteen is regarded as an unlucky number in many cultures, and fear of the number 13 is termed triskaidekaphobia.
Stay home from work on Friday the 13th - The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, N.C., estimates that in the United States alone, $800 million to $900 million is lost in business each Friday the 13th because some people will not travel or go to work.
www.hutchnews.com /news/local/stories/friday101306.shtml   (934 words)

  
 Friday the 13th - TheKolWiki
Friday the 13th message appeared at the bottom of the main map.
Friday the 13th I: January 13, 2006 (Starch 6)
Most, if not all, of the messages refer to superstitions regarding bad luck and Friday the 13th, the unluckiest day of them all.
kol.coldfront.net /thekolwiki/index.php/Friday_the_13th   (455 words)

  
 Freaky Friday: The superstitions behind Friday the 13th--thirteenth Beliefnet Judas -- Beliefnet.com
Many people consider Friday unlucky because that's the day of Jesus' Crucifixion, but historians believe the superstition goes much farther back and has something to do with the sacrifices offered to the goddess Frigg (goddess of marriage and fertility) or Freya (goddess of sex and fertility) or both, in Norse mythology.
According to Emery, Friday was considered lucky, especially as a day to get married, because of its associations with love.
They pinpoint the origin of Friday the 13th-phobia to a specific historical event: the rounding up of the Knights Templar for torture and execution by King Philip IV of France on Friday, October 13, 1307.
www.beliefnet.com /story/118/story_11851_2.html?rnd=75   (440 words)

  
 Friday the 13th   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The modern reason for this is said to come from Friday October the 13th, 1307.
Lucky for us there are a maximum of three Friday the 13th in one year.
Friday was the common day for people to be hanged in the past.
www.kidsturncentral.com /holidays/friday13.htm   (265 words)

  
 Friday the 13th History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks
Every year will have at least one Friday the 13th fall in one of the months, with a maximum of 3 times (months) that it will occur in a year.
Other superstitions are: That it is bad luck to be born on a Friday, marry on a Friday, accept (or begin) a new job on a Friday, clip your nails on a Friday or visit the sick on a Friday.
In Nordic mythology, Frigga is the Goddess of Friday.
www.brownielocks.com /fridaythe13th.html   (1832 words)

  
 Astrology on the Web: Is Friday 13th Unlucky?
Christian monks decided that her day, Friday, was unlucky, as indeed it was, for Jesus Christ, who was crucified and died on a Friday.
Friday 13 is thus considered to be especially unlucky when it falls on Good Friday.
Friday is still the "sabbath" of the Moslems (it is a day of prayer rather than rest).
www.astrologycom.com /friday13.html   (1221 words)

  
 The Sun News | 10/13/2006 | Friday the 13th   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The irrational fear of Friday the 13th (paraskevidekatriaphobia) is one of many fears entertained by people across the nation.
So if it happens to be Friday the 13th and a fl cat runs out in the road and causes someone to get into a car accident, the common fear gets perpetuated.
The Friday the 13th phobia is a common one, according to Albiniak.
www.myrtlebeachonline.com /mld/myrtlebeachonline/entertainment/15747538.htm?source=rss&channel=myrtlebeachonline_entertainment   (775 words)

  
 Superstitions - Friday the 13th and the Number 13 / GlobalPsychics.com
The number 13, in the Christian faith, is the number of parties at the Last Supper, with the 13th guest at the table being the traitor, Judas.
For most folks, Friday the thirteenth is considered the unluckiest of days, unless you were born on Friday the 13.
The modern basis for the Friday the 13th superstition stems from Friday October the 13th, 1307.
www.globalpsychics.com /amusing-you/superstition/friday-13th.shtml   (942 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Friday The 13th [1980]: Video: Betsy Palmer,Adrienne King,Harry Crosby (II),Laurie Bartram,Jeannine ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Friday the 13th is initially a bright and cheery tale about a gang of teenagers going out to a woodsy retreat to make it ready for the coming summer and all the kids that are coming.
Friday the 13th has pumped out 11 sequels (therse mixed opinions on weather Freddy vs Jason is a sequel to Friday the 13th) and although the origonal isnt my favorite its definetly one of the better ones!
And straight after Friday the 13th's sucsess many, many, many other slashers were coming out all over the world (none of them doing as well as Friday the 13th, the only one that really done well is A Nightmare on Elm Street).
www.amazon.co.uk /Friday-13th-Betsy-Palmer/dp/B00004CJ2O   (1812 words)

  
 Friday the 13th
"Friday the 13th" was one of the main films directly responsible for the horror explosion of the early 80's.
Sean Cunningham, the director of "Friday the 13th" worked with Wes Craven on "Last House on the Left" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street".
was brought in to do the special effect on the original "Friday the 13th" because the producers admired his work in "Dawn of the Dead".
www.houseofhorrors.com /friday.htm   (1018 words)

  
 Friday the 13th: The Website
The new Friday The 13th's screenwriters were recently announced, but since we're now in the all-spanning Writer's Guild strike, you can do the arithmatic and realize the project - and any other union Film/TV project in USA hinging on the development or completion on scripts - is on hold.
On October 30th, Monsters HD will be having a Friday The 13th Marathon, all in glorious hi-definition and not cut beyond their original R ratings.
The New Friday has been in development for a few years now, with no clear-cut status as a remake or sequel.
www.fridaythe13thfilms.com /home.html   (4172 words)

  
 Friday the 13th, 2029
May 13, 2005: Friday the 13th is supposed to be an unlucky day, the sort of day you trip on your shoe laces or lose your wallet or get bad news.
The closest encounter of all, Friday the 13th, 2029, will be a spectacular opportunity to explore this asteroid via radar.
Friday the 13th might not be so bad after all.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2005/13may_2004mn4.htm   (882 words)

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