Friday the 13th

2012 is an interesting year for Friday the 13th occurances. There are three of them this year and they are 13 weeks a part. The folks suffering from the phobia of this supposedly unlucky combination of week day and date of month are called paraskevidekatriaphobics. One famous person who had this fear was President Franklin D. Roosevelt. […]

Friday the 13th Phobia Triskaidekaphobia

Today’s Psychological Disorder: Phobias – Friday the 13th – Friggatriskaidekaphobia – Triskaidekaphobia and Globophobia By Chato B. Stewart Match stick: So, the Patch is NOT impervious to superstition! Caption: One 2012 New year’s resolution only lasted 13 days! Yes, this year you have three times to fear Friday the 13th, called Friggatriskaidekaphobiafriggatriskaidekaphobiaand also called/referred to as triskaidekaphobia triskaidekaphobiathat is translated […]

Friday the 13th Superstitions Rooted in Bible and More

This year Friday the 13th superstitions get a break—luckily for triskaidekaphobes. Legendary traitor Judas (fourth from left) is said to have been the 13th guest at Jesus’ Last Supper. Painting by Leonardo da Vinci via Getty Images John Roach for National Geographic News Updated May 13, 2011 They date back to at least ancient Roman times, […]