Friday, August 13, 2010

New Friend Friday

 
New Friend Fridays


I thought I'd try this today.  I'm always up for making new friends!  Thanks for stopping by!

And Happy Friday the Thirteenth as well.  I'm probably one of the few people who aren't superstitious of this day.  But 13 is my lucky number (I was born on the 13th of December), and I've had birthdays fall on Friday the 13th, which I always thought was pretty cool. 

Here are some fun ideas to celebrate today:


And here is a little history about the day:

The origin of the superstition seems to have its roots in Norse mythology. Friday is named for Frigga, the free-spirited goddess of love and fertility. When Norse and Germanic tribes converted to Christianity, Frigga was banished in shame to a mountaintop and labeled a witch. It was believed that every Friday, the spiteful goddess convened a meeting with eleven other witches, plus the devil - a gathering of thirteen - and plotted ill turns of fate for the coming week. For many centuries in Scandinavia, Friday was known as Witches' Sabbath.

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13, a terror that has changed our society in a myriad of ways from buildings without thirteenth floors, hotels without the room 13 and more.

Are you afraid of Friday the 13th, or is it merely a superstition to you?
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