Friday the 13th used to be considered the day of the Goddess, a day to honor the cycles of creation and death and rebirth before Christianity came along and Friday and the number 13 took on negative connotations, notes Kimberly Lawson.

Take one myth about the number 13, which stems from the Last Supper, that predicts that someone will die after eating at a table with 12 others.

“Before Friday the 13th became associated with bad luck and the horror movie franchise that refuses to die, it used to be considered a powerful day for celebrating feminine energy,” says Lawson.

Then, of course, there are other myths about Friday, “the day of the week that Eve supposedly offered Adam the forbidden fruit and the day that Christ was cremated.

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