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Friday, September 13, 2019

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There are two months with a Friday the 13th in 2019, the first one is todayAnd, the second 13th follows in December.

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of number 13, while Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13. It comes from the Greek, Paraskeví for Friday and dekatreís for thirteen. It's been estimated that less than 10% of people in the U.S. share this phobia. (Are you or anyone you know in this group?)

Hopefully, this colorful trio won't be stirring up much any unwanted trouble today.




Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

(The Witches’ Spell, William Shakespeare, Macbeth Act IV, Scene 1)

Enjoy Your Weekend, Everyone.
(Steer clear of any trio with a cauldron)

19 comments:

baili said...

yes i remember the movie with this title and i don't think i will forget it ever

this poems sound like Halloween anthem and scary as well :)

Sandra said...

I knew those witches the moment I saw them, I was forced in the 11th grade to memorize that poem and say it in front of the class. I rememeberd the first few verses but not all.... I do not believe in superstitions, but have known a few who did

robin andrea said...

I am quite fond of the number 13. My twin brother and I were born on that day in May many many years ago!

Emma Springfield said...

We celebrate Friday the 13th in my family. It is a source of a funny day.

DUTA said...

I used to fear number 13 and then my fear switched to 8 when I started noticing that my bad happenings fall on this date(I actually made a list, and 8 came up as the dominant digit. So, now I pray to God to turn all digits 'lucky numbers' for me.

DeniseinVA said...

I am not superstitious either but know it's very real to others, my mother being one of them.

A Quiet Corner said...

No, I do not share this phobia. However, my son (Jason) gets tormented by his co-workers incessantly!!!...:)jp

William Kendall said...

It's a silly superstition, that's all.

Ludwig said...

It may be a silly superstition, but it is wide spread. The story was told by my mother, many many years ago, that she celebrated her birthday on the 12th of April until shortly before she got married. It was then that her mother told her she was really born on the 13th, but she had been reluctant to tell her because of this superstition. She informed her husband-to-be and both agreed that thirteen was their lucky number and they celebrated it at such from then on.

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

It’s another Friday for me. 😊

Jon said...

I love that trio of witches - - you've put me in a Halloween mood.
Ironically, my birthday is on December 13th.

Linda said...

It was a good day herein Texas for the Chapmans. I’m not entirely sure I believe in bad luck anyway.....but it’s still fun to celebrate Friday the 13th

mamasmercantile said...

I remember the poem from my school days, it made me smile and brought back some lovely memories.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

Wow … an eerie picture followed by Shakespeare. You never cease to surprise me !

Rain said...

Oh great post!! :) Shakespeare is one of my favourites. I think that the best version of the filmed MacBeth is Orson Welles'. Awesome stuff! :)

bill burke said...

Friday the 13th is just another day for me, nothing special. Actually until I read your post, I didn't realize we just had a Friday the 13th. :)
Enjoy your day!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

ha ha, your post made me smile today!

Electric | Journal said...

Friday the 13th and a full moon... how many of those do we have in a year?

Connie said...

I pay no attention to Friday the 13th, and l made it through another without incident. Cute post. :-)

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