It’s Friday the 13th!

Author Lyn Gibson

hanging    Millions of folks awoke this morning in search of their lucky trinkets as an attempt to ward off the evil and ill luck said to be associated with Friday the 13th. But how did this day become tagged as one of the most ill fated dates in history?

The answer may lie within the superstitions below:

Friday has been an inauspicious day for centuries in many cultures. Being held to be unlucky as evil powers were said to be at their peak on this day, Friday the 13th is definitely a day to be aware of your surroundings!

In ancient Rome Friday was execution day

From the Christian Bible:

Friday is the day that Eve reputedly gave the forbidden fruit to Adam

The great flood is thought to have started on Friday

God struck down the builders of the Tower of Babel on a Friday

The temple of Solomon…

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The legend of the Dearg – Due

Author Lyn Gibson

DEARGDUEThe legend of the Dearg – Due began it’s circulation over 2000 years ago in European folklore.  The legend is based on the tale of a village beauty that was in love with a local peasant.  The maiden was known well throughout the village for her kind spirit and beauty.  The peasant man was a kind-hearted gentleman who possessed all attributes of a desirable mate, with the exception of wealth.

The maidens’ Father, who was known as a cruel man throughout the village, would never allow such a marriage to take place.  Instead he forced his daughter to marry a much older and crueler man than he so that he would gain more wealth by accepting her dowry.

While the father enjoyed his newly gained wealth, he gave not a second thought to his daughter who suffered daily with mental and physical tortures.  Her “husband” found pleasure in drawing blood…

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