A Secret Number - Is an Unlucky

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We are told that 13 is an unhappy number. One of the many theories is that on Friday 13th is taboo because the Templars were arrested and condemned by the Sénéchaux of Philip IV, King of France, in a "pre-dawn raid" on Friday, October 13, 1307. Number 13 has been avoided for centuries. Some architects omit the 13th floor of the office buildings to this very day. Is it possible that the folklore associated with the number 13 is absolutely apocryphal? Or that it became a demonized figure precisely because it was sacred in pre-christian times? It's a strangely recurring sum. 12 Apostles and a Messiah. 12 Knights of the round Table and King Arthur. The number 13 is repeated too systematically in contexts as significant to be purely arbitrary. And I don't think so.

13 was a central number of certain traditions of sacred geometry, because it reflected a model that could be seen to exist in man, nature, and heavens. For example, there are 13 major joints in your body. There are 13 lunar cycles in a solar year, and the moon moves 13 degrees across the sky every day. Six circles placed around a seventh central circle is a model of geometric efficiency and perfection in the second dimension that is known to mathematicians for ages. But this same three-dimensional configuration consists of 12 spheres arranged around a central axis, making 13 in the most compact and recurring three-dimensional tous-l'arrangement in nature. A commentator wrote on the Aztec calendar once said, "Thirteen is a basic structural unit in nature." "This means the centre of attraction around which the elements concentrate and collect." Is this therefore the reason why the 12 disciples of Christ, the 12 Knights of King Arthur, or the 12 great constellations in relation to our sun? The probability seems great indeed.


Tonalamatl 260-day calendar, divided into 20 periods of 13 
days, called Trecenas. Each day panel has a Lord of  
the Day, a Lord of the Night, and an augural bird
photo credits: Latin American Studies


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