Unlucky Friday the 13th: 5 Creepiest Legends and Myths – Take Tour of Witches’ Sabbath!

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A lot of people are afraid of Friday the 13th as it’s considered to be the unluckiest day of the year. Is that just a silly superstition? It might be, but when you the described below, you will believe in everything related to this day. 

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Origins of Friday the 13th

Though there is no written evidence of Friday the 13th before the 19th century, the first mentions of this unlucky day are back to 1700 BC. For instance, in Babylon’s Code of Hammurabi (1772 BC) the 13th item isn’t written in the list of laws.

Historically, we tend to finish the counting on the number of 12: 12 hours of the clock, 12 months of the year, 12 Apostles of Jesus, 12 Descendants of Muhammad Imams, 12 gods of Olympus and many more examples. Something was wrong with the number of 13 right from the beginning!

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Jesus and Odin 

In any European mythology, it’s easy to find something related to the number of 13. The brightest example is the Last Supper when Jesus ate with the 12 Apostles before he was killed, 13 people in total!

This legend, perhaps, is the most popular, especially among Christians. And it is not surprising, many guesses are fully confirmed by the Bible. It was Judas who betrayed Christ and sold him. Jesus was sentenced to execution. And they crucified him, guess what! On Friday!

The same situation can be found in Norse mythology: God Odin eat with his 12 friends, and Loki, the god of evil, ruined the whole party! Loki was the 13th person at the dinner.

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Source: YouTube

Adam and Eve

One of the says it was on Friday the 13th when Eve persuaded Adam to bite off the ill-fated apple of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Up to this point, our forefathers, according to legend, lived in a beautiful garden, but after the apple, they were driven from paradise to sinful land.

Now, of course, it is impossible to confirm this version. The Bible tells us another similar story: supposedly, Cain killed Abel on Friday the 13th and after that, the day was forever cursed.

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Knights Templar

The following legend relates to the Middle Ages and is associated with the mystical and mysterious Knights Templar. The story says on Friday, October 13, 1307, by order of the French king, most of the knights of the Order of Solomon’s Temple were arrested.

The decision was made by the Pope, who declared that Jesus appeared in a dream to him and said that all Templars must be executed. After that, the order began to be pursued, and all its members were accused of the most terrible sins, heresy and even relationship with Satan.

All of them were terribly tortured. However, some historians assure the Templars did not take part in the riots, and the king just decided to get rid of them.

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Source: Renegade Tribune

Witches’ Sabbath

This version is perhaps the most incredible: according to medieval , witches gathered on Sabbaths on Fridays. At their gatherings, witches sent curses on people and destroyed the harvest. Only 12 witches were allowed to participate in the Sabbath. The thirteenth was a guest. Guess who? That’s right, the devil himself!

Source: Giphy

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Unlucky Friday the 13th: 5 Most Frightening Legends and Myths - Take Tour of Witches' Sabbath!
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Unlucky Friday the 13th: 5 Most Frightening Legends and Myths - Take Tour of Witches' Sabbath!
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A lot of people are afraid of Friday the 13th as it's considered to be the unluckiest day of the year. Is that just a silly superstition? It might be, but when you the legends described below, you will believe in everything related to this day. 
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