Irish Mythology | Friday 13th… Unlucky for Some?

For the day that’s in it…


moon The moon is associated with the divine femine as the feminine cycles were linked to the phases of the moon. In Ireland, Aine was Goddess of love, growth, cattle and light. Her name means “bright” as she lights up the dark

There is a deep-rooted fear in many cultures that Friday 13th is a very unlucky day, yet no one knows where this superstition has come from, or why it is so widespread.

It is certainly true that some pretty rotten things have happened in the past on this day, which have earned it such a terrible reputation. For example, on Friday 13th October 1307, hundreds of Knights Templar were rounded up and put to death in France.

In the Bible, Judas was the thirteenth person present at the Last Supper. Jesus was crucified the very next day, which was a Friday.

In numerology, the number 12 is considered to…

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8 Comments on “Irish Mythology | Friday 13th… Unlucky for Some?

  1. They say this is the only Friday the 13th this year? And we are halfway to Halloween? In any case, a huge commercial Halloween haunted house is open tonight in celebration. Maybe some of the 13 vibrations will make all those dramatic scenes more intense than normal.
    Enjoyed all the history and legends.

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  2. Those Christians were responsible for an awful lot, weren’t they? (I’ll say no more for fear of offence) That’s very interesting and makes a lot of sense, that the old ways would use the number 13 like that, and then it has become demonised over the passing of time. I do enjoy your posts, Ali!

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    • Thanks Helen! 😙 I don’t want to offend any Christians either. I know some very lovely ones. No one today is responsible for what happened in the past, but neither can we deny it, or sweep it under the carpet and forget it because it makes us feel uncomfortable. We remember all the great wars so we can remember and honour the fallen, and learn from them, but when it comes to the atrocities committed in the name of religion, we go quiet. Unless they’re Moslems. Thats not right.

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      • That’s exactly right, Ali, and I think too many atrocities committed in the name of Christianity have been ‘forgotten’, even though many of them are part of the reason so much enmity exists between certain factions of Islam and the west. If we don’t acknowledge things that have happened, how can we ever hope to learn from them? The early missionaries meant well, but so much of value to humanity was lost – the old knowledge burnt or distorted to fit the new vision. While modern day Christians are certainly not responsible for the past, it does need to be acknowledged. Sadly though, if recent Church scandals are anything to go by, sweeping things under the rug seems to be the preferred option.


    • Lol! Maybe they do! hehe! Something must have once happened on a Tuesday 13th for it to have that connotation… wonder what it was?


  3. Very interestIng… The explanation concerning the historical background and the importance of related numerology… I didn’t know that the expression “Touch wood” was Irish (who would have said so?. Not me!)… 😉 There are so many superstitions still in force nowadays which roots are certainly ancient… Don’t you find that to be an amazing fact?… Good luck, then, Ali, 🍀 Aquileana

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