Friday the 13th Doesn’t Have to Be Unlucky! How Did It Get It’s Reputation Anyway?
How the hell did Friday the 13th get such a bad rap? Well, it started long before Jason Vorhees started killing people with any available object from a plastic spork to a javelin!
The actual origin of the superstition, though, appears also to be a tale in Norse mythology. Friday is named for Frigga, the free-spirited goddess of love and fertility. When Norse and Germanic tribes converted to Christianity, Frigga was banished in shame to a mountaintop and labeled a witch. It was believed that every Friday, the spiteful goddess convened a meeting with eleven other witches, plus the devil – a gathering of thirteen – and plotted ill turns of fate for the coming week. For many centuries in Scandinavia, Friday was known as “Witches’ Sabbath.”
Another theory about the origin of the superstition traces the event to the arrest of the legendary Knights Templar..
According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day making it the most feared day and date in history.
All of this is of course based on whether you believe it’s a bad luck day or not. At Bazooka Tooth Tattoo between 2nd and 3rd downtown on Main street, Every Friday the 13th means a $13 tattoo. Here’s the deal…
$13 tats +$7 tip=@20.
First come first served.
Doors will open early this year to allow more partying. Find out all about the event here!
I know I”m going early to sign in and get a spot sometime before or after I go on the air. It’s a cool promotion and it makes me think more of ink and less of that F***er that wears a hockey mask all the time.