GUEST COLUMN: Why are we scared of Friday the 13th? by Roy Bainton
0 Have your say If you’re superstitious, be warned; there’s just one Friday 13th in 2016 and it’s due today.
Friday was named after Frigga, a Scandinavian goddess. To give it its full name, friggatriskaidekaphobia is a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th.
Annually, the financial world loses over $900 million on Friday the 13th because even hard-nosed stock exchange traders go haywire, and many executives refuse to fly.
Many believe this weird superstition is ancient, based the story that Jesus died on a Friday and that the 13th guest at the Last Supper was Judas Iscariot.
Yet ‘Black... read more
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