The History of Leith

October 16, 2006

Unlucky roots of Friday the 13th

DO YOU suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia? This long-winded word is not a wind-up, but the psychological term for the morbid and irrational fear of Friday the 13th. This date has been regarded as the “devil’s day” in Scotland and other cultures from the ancient Egyptians to Christians. But how has this happened and what are the reasons behind the day’s demonic status? for more click here

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