On December 13 We Look At Why The Number 13 Is Considered Unlucky

There is a common belief that number 13 is unlucky. The number is synonymous with bad luck and most people avoid having anything to do with this number. It is considered unlucky to have a 13th guest in a hotel at a dinner party while some buildings don't have the 13th floor. Have you ever wondered why? Is there any statical proof to support superstition? Here are some possible reasons why 13 is considered unlucky by most.

According to Christian belief

According to Christianity, it is believed that Jesus was crucified on Friday. Friday is not a big deal but many of them believe that it was the 13th lore, something like Friday, April 3, 33 A.D. Apart from Jesus been crucified on the same day; many of them believe Cain and Abel's debacle took place on that date.

13 letter bound to have devil’s luck

According to traditional belief, if your name has 13 letters than it is considered that you’re bound to have the devil’s luck. Which in itself is not a bad thing except to have his luck you'd have to have a part of him. History has proved this to be true with names of Jack the Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy, Albert De Salvo and Charles Manson containing 13 letters. Well, you know how devil they are.

The last supper

It is believed that Judas Iscariot, the person who betrayed Jesus was the 13th man to take his place at the table for the last supper.

According to Sikhism

According to the story of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, when he was an accountant at a town of Sultanpur Lodhi, he was distributing groceries to people. When he gave groceries to the 13th person, he stopped because in Gurmukhi and Hindi language the word 13 is called ‘Terah’, which means ‘yours’. Remembering god, Guru Nanak Dev Ji kept saying, "Yours, yours, yours...". People reported to the emperor that Guru Nanak Ji is giving food for free to people and when the treasury was checked, no money was found.

Apollo 13, the unsuccessful moon mission

Apollo 13 was the only unsuccessful moon mission in the history of NASA. Due to an explosion in the oxygen tank it seemed like the astronauts would perish. However, they came back home in the end and we cannot help but wonder if their survival is also owed to the number 13.

A coven has 13 members

Although a coven is now just considered to be any group of witches (if you believe in those with mystical powers who can weild magic of the dark kind) but at a point in the past it was believed that a coven of witches was made up of exactly 13 members.

13th the unluckiest lottery ball

When the UK National Lottery began in 1994, it was found that the number 13 is the unluckiest ball, as it was drawn a total only 120 times since the beginning of the lottery. Whereas, the number 38 was the luckiest of all as it was drawn a total of 182 times.

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