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Triskaidekaphobia

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Unlucky 13 !

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Triskaidekaphobia

  1. 1. Events related to unlucky 13 • There is a legend that the earliest reference to thirteen being unlucky or evil is from the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi (circa 1780 BCE), where the thirteenth law is omitted. In fact, the original Code of Hammurabi has no numeration.
  2. 2. Events related to unlucky 13 • The Ancient Persians identify thirteen with chaos. They believed that the months of the year are controlled by the twelve zodiac signs and each zodiac signs controls the earth for thousands of year. In the end of their rule the earth and sky collapse. This belief is the reason why the Persians, during the thirteenth day of their calendar they leave their houses so to avoid bad luck.
  3. 3. • The negative meaning of the number 13 is based on the story which one of the 13 disciples betrayed Jesus Christ. Christians say that the notion of the fear of number thirteen is somewhat related to the death of Jesus on Friday the 13th.
  4. 4. • Turkish airlines haven’t seat which is number 13th. • All over Europe, the number 13 is considered inauspicious. Even in the hotels the 13th floor and room 13 may not be available.
  5. 5. • Triskaidekaphobia starts the moment a person hears the story or the superstitious belief regarding the number 13 or keeps on watching movies that relates the thirteen with bad luck or death .
  6. 6. TREATMENT • If you suspect that you have a phobia, start by talking with your doctor who can recommend a therapist. You’ll likely be treated with exposure therapy for your phobia, although your therapist may also recommend additional treatments.

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