Friday the 13th has some amazing historical stories.
I know it is a day that harbors many fears. Still the stories from which the fear has manifested from are worth the read.
The Knights Templar
The Knights Templar were a group of honorable knights created by the church as a godly militia group. As time went on the group grew in numbers as well as politically. The rise in power and notability caused the religious leaders to view them as an enemy of the church. The church not only proclaimed them as an enemy. They also managed to politically tarnish the leaders of the Knights Templar. On Friday the 13th 1307 An order was issued and carried out to arrest and prosecute the leaders of The Knights Templar. This prosecution consisted of torture that lead to false confessions and then to the death of the Knights arrested. The horrific tragedy that occurred on Friday the 13 1307 left a devastating imprint. Making many fear the anniversary of this historic tail.
Christianity also has a place in establishing the superstitious thoughts surrounding Friday the 13th. The Christianity historic tale of Friday the 13th has many similarities to the Nordic Mythology tale. It is said that during the last supper of Jesus Christ. In which 13 disciples were in attendance. The disciple Judas is considered to be the 13th guest.
The disciple Judas, being the 13th guest was unlucky for Christ. Due to the fact that Judas went on to betray Christ to his enemy's. Judas's betrayal allowed Christ's enemies to locate him and arrest him. After Christ was arrested he was tried and crucified on the cross. Judas presence at the dinner supports the theory that 13 is an unlucky number. The day of Christ's crucifixion is said to have taken place on a Friday. These two facts combined continue to support the theory that Friday the 13th is a day to be viewed with uneasy feelings.
Friday the 13th is considered to be an unlucky day for many, but are you aware that not all cultures acknowledge this day with the same superstitious feelings that we do. In fact many Spanish-speaking countries do not acknowledge Friday the 13th at all. For many of them it is actually Tuesday the 13th that is viewed with the superstations of our Friday the 13th.
Have a happy and lucky Friday the 13th.
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