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Why is 13 called unlucky number?

Asked by varun shende, 09 Mar '09 07:43 pm
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The number 13 is associated with bad luck in some countries, and even has a specifically recognized phobia, Triskaidekaphobia, a word which was coined in 1911. Friday the 13th has been considered an unlucky day since the 1800s, as a combination between an unlucky day, Friday, and the number 13.
Answered by Stone Heart, 09 Mar '09 07:47 pm

 
  
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Number 13 is associated with bad luck
Answered by sumati gayki, 11 Sep '09 11:07 am

 
  
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There is no rules that 13 is unlucky no but some people thought that it is always bearing the bad result. but it is completely wrong and superstitutious.
Answered by uttam debnath, 10 Mar '09 03:30 pm

 
  
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There are many explanations. One explanation is that the number 13 brings bad luck because there were 13 people present at "The Last Supper" in the Bible. Another story comes from Norse mythology. One of the nastiest Norse gods, "Loki", crashed a party at "Valhalla." Valhalla was the "banquet hall of the gods." There were 12 guests present at the hall until Loki arrived. With the mean-spirited Norse god as the 13th guest, the affair turned grim. The story goes that "Balder", "the god of light, joy, and reconciliation", died when Loki tricked Balder's
sightless brother Hod into throwing mistletoe at him. Just like Kryptonite to Superman, Mistletoe, you see, was the only thing on earth that could kill Balder.

The famous mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) actually capitalized on the superstition that surrounds the number 13 when she penned 13 short stories and put them in a book titled, "The Thirteen Problems" in 1933. Each story featured her busybody sleuth, "Miss Jane Marp ...more
Answered by Ashish Sapkal, 09 Mar '09 07:46 pm

 
  
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