It basically took root when the Pope of France, to demonstrate the he was God’s emissary on earth, put to death, “FIFTY RIGHTEOUS MEN”, and as proof, nothing would happen to the pope. He was dead the year later.
Tradition has it, you go to one knee on the ground and make the Sign of the Cross, not for yourself, but for the FIFTY RIGHTEOUS SOULS, and the whole day, you are Blessed with Good things.
The number 13, in some cryptic circles, was to indicate “M” or money, and the teaching remains, whomsoever controls the “13” (Money), controls the world. Amazing, isn’t it. Keep people away/affraid of money/finances, and they will always be followers/led like sheep.
The fear of the number 13 or even Friday the 13th even has a name, Paraskevidekatriaphobia – from the Greek words paraskeví (meaning ‘Friday’), and dekatreís (meaning ‘thirteen’). The fear of the number 13 itself is called Triskaidekaphobia.
Partly this is due to the number 12 being seen as being a good number; a number of completeness and natural order. The are numerous cases of the number 12 occurring in key areas of life. The are 12 hours on the clock and 12 months of the year. The Ancient Greeks had 12 gods of Olympus whilst the Old Testament 12 tribes of Israel. Jesus has 12 Apostles and the line of directly descended Imams of Muhammad numbered 12.
The Last Supper by Da Vinci
In most western countries, 13 is a deeply unlucky number. Some streets don’t have a house number 13 and tall buildings often omit floor 13. The idea…
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