Since today is Friday the 13th, I thought I’d pull up an old post from the archives. A little more than a year ago, I wrote a post about Friday the 13th. Here’s a brief excerpt:
Given the auspiciousness of today, I thought it would be a good time to do a post on the silliness of Friday the 13th. The absurdity of Friday the 13th has always puzzled me. It really is just a day and the only reason that it garners power over anything is because we give energy to the idea of Friday the 13th by perpetuating the myth. The title of this post includes the phobia: friggatriskaidekaphobia. One can learn from Wikipedia that this is a compound of Frigga, the name of the Norse goddess who gave us the name Friday, and triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13. I happen to like words, but a word like friggatriskaidekaphobia when, outside of days like today, would you use that? Maybe more importantly, who would use that word? Maybe psychiatrists or psychologists?
If you have 3 minutes and 3 seconds (estimated reading time), click-through and read the article: Friggatriskaidekaphobia and Other Quirky Calendar Events.