Origin: Early Christian, or Norse
Description: Any Friday that falls on the 13th of any month is day of bad luck
This superstition usually cites the Christian bible, which describes how Jesus was betrayed by Judas the 13th guest at the Last Supper and crucified on a Friday. Since then, Fridays the 13th's have been associated with all manner of ill events, including a few that happened even before Christianity, like Adam and Eve's expulsion from Eden and Noah's Great Flood.
But a competing story from Norse mythology holds that the number 13 became unlucky when the trickster god Loki crashed a dinner party of 12 fellow gods started a fight, and killed one of them. This was the height of rudeness, even by the standards of Norse gods.
FRIDAY THE 13TH - UNLUCKY FOR SOME
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