Negative superstitions have swirled around the number 13 for centuries, maybe even longer. No one can say for sure when this notion started, nor can we pinpoint exactly where it became linked with the day Friday the 13th, but there are a few speculations. Some believe this superstition came into play due to the fact that in 1307, the Knights of Templar were executed on a Friday the 13th. But if we really go back ,it becomes more biblical.
The story of the last super for instance, the dinner table consisted of 13 guests- Jesus and his 12 disciples. One of the disciples of course being Judas! This Last Super is said to have taken place on Maundy Thursday, and Judas betrayed Jesus on the following day- which was Good Friday. We can speculate that this is how the number 13 became associated with the day Friday, coming together to create bad luck.. For those of you who know the bible, you would have also noted that ,Judas was the 13th guest at the dinner table.
Because of the seating arrangement of 13 at the table during the Last Super, over the years, arose a Christian superstition that states, it is a bad omen to have 13 guest at a dinner table. It could even be in invitation to the Angel of Death.
Going deeper back into biblical myth; Friday is the day that Eve supposedly, had Adam take a bite from the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge. Also, Cain is said to have murdered his brother Abel on a Friday the 13th.
With everything stated herein, it appears that Friday the 13th certainly is a very unlucky, “evil” day -For Christians! Lol! Non-Christian witches, Pagans, and Satanists have much to honor about this day, if they so choose.
13 is also a number with significance to witchcraft and hence also satanic witchcraft. Every 2 and a half years we have 13 regular full moons in the calendar year. The 13th moon is known as the Blue Moon. 13 is also the traditional number of a complete witches’ coven. Before a coven could conceive of branching off to create sub-covens, the initial coven must hold a complete number of 13 members. This in turn, makes its high priestess or high priest, gain the title of Witch Queen or Witch King.
More to be found on this and the number 13 as being one of the devil’s numbers, in my upcoming book on witchcraft and the devil.
Copyright Kindra Ravenmoon.