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Origin of common superstitions or walk miles out of your way to avoid black cats or a ladder, IF you stay in bed when Friday the 13th comes around stop for a moment and ask yourself why! LUCKYUNLUCKY Daily life is full of things we believe are LUCKY or UNLUCKY I’m going to explain THREE of them: but few of us actually know where these beliefs come from.
Friday the 13th origin of 13 There are many different theories about the origin of 13 being considered an unlucky number. home of the Gods The earliest theories claim that in ancient religion, Valhalla, the home of the Gods, had 12 guests at a feast and a 13th, the God of Deceit, turned up uninvited. the devil appeared at satanic ceremonies 13 moons of the year Others believe that it started with witches' covens having 12 members, making 13 when the devil appeared at satanic ceremonies, BUT this may have been an attempt by the church to discredit witches as, prior to Christianity, 13 was considered a sacred number, representing the 13 moons of the year.
Use the following key words to make sentences. Valhalla Deceit Coven Sacred Moon
Last Supper For Christians, 13 was the number at the Last Supper when Judas betrayed Jesus. Garden of Eden It is also claimed that Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden on a Friday, Noah's flood Noah's flood started on a Friday Christ and Christ was crucified on a Friday, sigil of bad luck so it is likely these days and numbers combined were given the sigil of bad luck.
Use the following key words to make sentences. Last Supper Garden of Eden Noah's flood Crucify
Ladders it or something falls on you. Pragmatists would say that you don't walk under a ladder in case it or something falls on you. One belief is that the ladder forms a triangle with the floor and the ground holy symbol from Egyptian times and, depending on who you speak to, this either represents a holy symbol from Egyptian times walking through a triangle (You must never violate the Holy Trinity by walking through a triangle, lest you be considered in league with the devil). Egyptians (the Egyptians believed very strongly in the power of pyramids and triangles) holy trinity Christianity or the holy trinity from Christianity bad luck Either way, walking through that triangle, violates it and brings bad luck.
Use the following key words to make sentences. Pragmatist Triangle Egyptians Holy Trinity Devil league
God Bless You sneezes We say "God Bless You" when someone sneezes because it was believed that your soul could escape from your body during a sneeze, God Bless You and saying "God Bless You" immediately after someone sneezed would stuff it back in. cover our mouths In the same way, we cover our mouths when we yawn evil spirits could enter our bodies because it was believed that evil spirits could enter our bodies via our mouths.
Use the following key words to make sentences. Sneeze Yawn Soul Evil
New vocabulary: coven - deceit - lest - prior to - sigil Check out the following websites: Superstitions and their origins Common superstitions' origins