Superstition has been around since ancient times and will inevitably continue to be apart of our world. Things we do everyday in our normal routines can have superstitious meaning. From the classics of "Friday the 13th Â to infamous Bloody Mary, superstitions have become part of our daily lives. But where did they originate?
There are many different theories about the origin of the number 13 being an unlucky number. The earliest guess was a claim in ancient religion. Valhalla, the home of the gods, had only twelve guests at a feast and the 13th, the god of deceit, was always uninvited. Another religion believed that the number 13 started with witches. Covens, an assembly of witches, had twelve members, making the 13th seat for the appearance of the devil. For Christians, 13 was the number at the Last Supper when Jud