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12.2.09

Black cat on a friday...


Beware of black cats on a friday..especialy when its the 13th..
Is Friday the 13th bad luck? Beginning in the 17th century, Europeans began referring to Fridays as bad days to start a new project or to travel. The unlucky nature of the number 13 has its roots in the Bible and Christian tradition. So folks started thinking of Friday the 13th as one of the unluckiest days possible. Today, not many people think that Friday the 13th is truly unlucky, except for those suffering from triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) or paraskevidekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th)...

Painting,John White Alexander.

6 comments:

GrandmaK said...

This was very interesting! I wonder. Do people who have black cats have good luck. I know the superstition about having a black cat cross your path and the bad luck it can bring. Thank you. Cathy

Rosie said...

Interesting. Funny about the Black Cat - when I was little we used to say that a Black Cat was good luck, if it crossed your path even better. People used to give black cat tokens to brides on their wedding day to bring good luck in their marriage - it was also considered lucky to have a soot covered chimney sweep at your wedding too:)

Hope you are have a happy and lucky friday 13th:)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh those old superstitions, about so many things. :-)))))

Aunt Amelia
"Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale." ~Anon.

Barb said...

Guess I'm old fashion, would prefer not to venture out today!

Marja said...

Very interesting I would develop a phobia for sounding out that phobia

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lacking much superstition, I've always rather enjoyed Friday 13th. And I do love black cats!!