Friday the 13th – Origin, Folklore and the Rules

on a Friday and were thus expelled from the Garden of Eden. The Great Flood began on a Friday too. Also, God punished the workers constructing the Tower of Babel in Babylon by leaving them tongue-tied on a Friday.

Devil’s Dozen
On hearing 13 being referred to as the Devil’s Dozen, you might ask why. The answer lies in a legend of Norse mythology. Frigg or Frigg, the wife of Odin, was the Goddess of conjugal and motherly love. The 6th day of the week Friday is said to be named after her. (Roman’s named the day after Venus). When Christianity became dominant, it suppressed a number of pagan religions including Norse. Frigg was branded a witch

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