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Never would I have thought I would start
writing at 73 years of age. I have thoroughly enjoyed my voyage into the written spirituality of poetry and am thankful for the opportunity.  In my six years here I have met many new and wonderful persons. Having them accept me as a friend has been a moving experience.
               
    

     


The Unlucky Number 13


Blog Posted:11/11/2012 1:10:00 AM
The number 13 is considered unlucky all over the world. In France, there are no houses with the number 13. In Italy the number 13 is not used on lottery tickets. Most airlines omit the number 13 on their seats and sky-scrappers do not have a 13th floor. In Norse mythology there was a banquet in the great hall, Valhalla. Twelve gods were invited, but Loci, and evil spirit, crashed the feast—an uninvited guest and the 13th person. Baldor, the god’s favorite was killed. The superstition was confirmed by the last supper of Jesus Christ and his 12 desciples.
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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 5:46:00 PM
    Very interesting the Norse belief system is very amazing have you ever read about it?

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 2:46:00 PM
    hello not so in China its considered a lucky number. It is part of the Chinese culture. You'll be surprised to see how they are willing to part with tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, simply to obtain lucky telephone or car-plate numbers. ..Seren

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Actually, skyscrapers do have a thirteenth floor, they just do not number it that. Some people will not live on the fourteenth floor because it is really the 13th floor.

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 9:34:00 AM
    Yes, I think they do not have a thirteenth floor in many Asian hotels, etc. that is one superstition, however, that never caught on with me. Picking up pennies, though, is another thing. haha

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 8:44:00 AM
    What about the Templars?

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:56:00 AM
    Interesting explanation of the superstition that 13 is an unlucky number..Sara

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