Tuesday or Friday the 13th, the chaotic events that occurred during those days

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Bad luck on Tuesday and Friday the 13th are superstitions. | Photo: Getty Images.

The days Tuesday or Friday the 13th are considered unlucky days because this number has been linked to superstitions and even death. Nevertheless, there are chaotic events related to the number 13 that have helped foster these beliefs.

Events related to the number 13

The Apollo 13 shuttle was the seventh manned mission of the nasa apollo program and the third destined to land on the Moon, however, on April 13, 1970 there was an explosion that stopped the mission why they had to return to Earth.

  • 13-year-old boy struck by lightning

An unfortunate event occurred in England when, according to the ohio university, A 13-year-old boy was struck by lightning on Friday the 13th.. It was even said that he was hit at 13:13. Fortunately, he was able to make a full recovery.

Although there is no way to trace the precise origin of the aversion to Tuesday the thirteenth, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) highlights that there are legends, some without foundation, that indicate that The confusion of languages ​​in the Tower of Babel occurred on a Tuesday the 13th.

The fall of constantinople It occurred in 1453 when a huge Ottoman army converged on the Christian city of Constantinople to end the Byzantine Empire, this, according to the UNAM also it happened on tuesday the 13thalthough he maintains that There is no evidence or basis for the veracity of this fact.

  • Betrayal and death of Jesus of Nazareth

According to Christian tradition, Jesus of Nazareth died on Friday the 13th.while the betrayal was committed by the subject number 13 invited to the Last Supper, Judas.

Other event related to the number 13 is the capture of the leader of the order of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay, in the fourteenth century, in 1314, while the fall of the Order occurred on Friday the 13th.

Number 13, is it bad luck?

The highest house of studies in Mexico ensures that there is no relationship between the events and the number 13 and that actually it’s about superstitionswhich he suggests are beliefs that have no rational basis, cannot be verified, and that attribute esoteric or supernatural characteristics to things.

It also highlights that, Tuesday or Friday the 13th is a common day like any otherand the superstitions around the date come only from the imaginary and there is no rational basis to be afraid.

Origin of the fear of Tuesday or Friday the 13th

The origin of this fear is not unique, but that various cultures, religious or mythological beliefs, and legends have shaped this myth, for example, that Mars was the god of war in Roman culture, in addition to the reference to the red planet, a color related to blood, and the destruction.

Furthermore, in the major arcana of the Tarot, the number 13, known as the nameless arcanum, the image is a skeleton with a scythe. Although the graphical representation varies from deck to deck, it is popularly associated with death.