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Number 13 reflects man's fear of the unknown.Tradition traces this fear of 13 at the table to the Last Supper- Jesus dined with his twelve apostles.The inference was someone was going to die within a short time. Judas betrayed Jesus,overcome by his guilt, he hang himself.

Mythology has its own story. The Norse gods were having a banquet for 12 at the Valhalla when Loki, one of the evil gods gatecrashed the party. Balder was the god of light, joy and reconciliation. He had a blind brother whom Loki tricked into throwing a sprig of mistletoe on Balder's chest which killed him ( Balder). Mistletoe is the only earthly thing hat was fatal to Balder.

Into the Middle Ages, the stigma against Friday the 13th grew stronger. On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Phillip !V of France ordered the arrest of the Grand Master of the Knights Templar and his senior knights and other members.They were tortured to compel them to admit to "wrongdoings." And they were executed. Sympathizers of the Templars condemned Friday the 13th as an evil day.

Later in the 18th century, this belief about Friday the 13thwas again reinforced. The British ship HMS Friday was launched on a Friday , the 13th , the captain was a man named Jim Friday. The ship was never seen nor heard from again.

Some "unlucky" events associated with 13 is the famous Apollo 13 mission in 1970. It was launched on 1313 hours, from pad 39 ( 13 x 3), 3 of the sleeping arrangements for the astronauts were timed to start at 13 minutes past the hour and so was one of the possible splashdown.On April 13th, the first of the several setbacks to Apollo 13 occurred and this added drama to the mission.

13 is the ideal number of people in a coven.

It is believed that to left-handed people, 13
is their lucky number.

Triskaidekaphobia means the fear of number 13.

In a deeper numerological perspective, thirteen can be considered the fulfillment or manifestation of the number three.

It is also important to note the number thirteen is a prime number and is only divisibly by itself. This is symbolic of:

Incorruptible nature
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