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What are the different beliefs of the number 13?

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Asked by stanley singh, 22 Apr '08 06:56 am
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The Romans believe that the number 13 was a symbol of death and destructions. The Christians believe that the number brings bad luck is often said to come from the last supper when Christ sat down with his 12 disciples, making 13 people. Some people think the first person to leave a dinner table at which there are 13 diners will die before the end of the year.

Answered by samron jude, 22 Apr '08 07:01 am

 
  
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13 is the 6th prime number. 6 is sometimes considered an unlucky number due to its association with 666 which refers the number of the Satan in the Bible. Some Christian traditions have it that at the Last Supper, Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table. object or person.

It was suggested by Charles A. Platt writing in 1925 that the reason 13 is considered unlucky is that a person can count from 1-12 with their 8 fingers, two thumbs and 2 feet, but not beyond that, so the number 13 is unknown, hence frightening, hence unlucky. This idea discounts the use of toes or other body parts in counting.

According to another interpretation, the number 13 is unlucky because it is the number of full moons in a contemporary year, but two full moons in a single calendar month (mistakenly referred to as a blue moon in a magazine article of the 1940s) only happens about every 2.5 years. Early nursery rhymes stated there were thirteen months in a year ...more
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 22 Apr '08 08:55 am

 
  
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this no i s unlucky for some europian country ,
for ur information , some time the loop it from nwxt no. in some hotels 13 no room is not available, 13 th table is diapperred.
on the 13sep( i am not sure abt month) they r so feriously past that day.
Answered by devender khattak, 22 Apr '08 07:04 am

 
  
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I used to believe that the myth of 13 generated from Christ having 13 disciples in his last supper. However, sometime back I found out that Hamurabi's code (created way before Christ's birth) did not have a code # 13 --- I too am in search of this answer.
Answered by anindya banerjee, 22 Apr '08 07:10 am

 
  
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