Do You Suffer From Friday The 13th Phobia?
Friday the 13th phobia is also generally referred to as paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia or to put it more simply the fear of number 13.
Friday the 13th fear is quite common with many people throughout the world.
These people consider a Friday occurring on the 13th of any month as a most unlucky and unfortunate day when everything is sure to go wrong.
Such superstitious beliefs are also quite prevalent in Greece and Spain where usually Tuesday the 13th is considered the unluckiest day.
The basis of Friday the 13th false notion has been associated with the conviction, that there were 13 individuals present at The Last Supper of Jesus, who was crucified on Good Friday.
However, until the 19th century no concrete evidence has been found to identify the number 13 to be unlucky and fatal.
Friday the 13th phobia has long historical grounds associated with ill luck and several misfortunes.
According to a particular suggestion, the belief of unlucky 13 originated in a Norse myth where 12 Gods were having a feast in Valhalla. However, the naughty and crafty Loki disrupted the whole party as he appeared as the 13th guest and he made Hod, (the blind God of darkness) throw a branch of mistletoe at Balder (the God of delight and cheerfulness).
Balder was killed at that very instant and Earth was forced into everlasting darkness and wistful mourning.
Friday the 13th phobia has a gender association too. Feminists are of the opinion that the concept of unlucky 13 is a result of a masculine conspiracy.
In most European pagan calendars Friday and the lunar year have essentially been named after a goddess which the feminists opine to be a patriarchal invention in order to disrespect womanhood by referring the 13 number as unlucky and inauspicious.
Unfortunately, chance and coincidence have always a great role to play in relation to Friday the 13th phobia. Most accidents and mishaps are generally found to have been occurring on Friday the 13th.
Thus before the arrival of this particular day people obviously remain detrimentally anxious wasting a lot of time in improbable occurrences and happenings.
According to The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, more than $800 million people in the United State alone incur a massive financial loss because a bulk of the population would never choose to travel or work because of Friday the 13th phobia.
Though Friday the 13th phobia has its own unlucky associations, still a number of eminent personalities are born on this particular day.
A list of their names includes Bess Truman, Samuel Beckett, Sir Joh Bjelke-Peterson, Peter Davidson, Oliviero De Fabritiis, Eileen Farrell, Carol Lynley, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Herbert Ross and Georges Simenon.
A list of the names of those people who died on Friday the 13th include Diamond Jim Brady, Benny Goodman, Hubert Humphrey, Martita Hunt, Ralph Kirkpatrick, Gerald Moore, Lily Pons, Arnold Schoenburg, Gary Jennings and Tupac Shakur.
In conclusion, it can be confidently stated that Friday the 13th phobia is only a mere concept, which has got nothing to do with luck or fortune.
Treatment methods that are successful in treating Friday the 13th phobia are
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