Or in English, Tuesday the 13th neither get married nor embark (get on a boat, plane, go on a road trip…). Although most Westerners would probably say: Friday the 13th don’t get hitched or start anything.
The title is an old Spanish proverb. The second is a new English proverb I just made up. Why did I do such thing? I’ll answer that in just a bit. First, let me tell you why for some Spanish speaking cultures, Tuesday the 13th is as gloomy as Friday the 13th is for many Westerners. Fear of the 13th is common to both cultures, as explained in The Number 13: Death and Dark.
Tuesdays and Fridays seem to be scary for different reasons: the second, because Christianity has marked Friday as the day that Jesus was crucified, and the first because in Spanish Tuesday means Mars, AKA the God of War. I guess the belief is that mixing an allegedly unlucky number with the day a poor man was nailed to a cross by a bunch of bloodthirsty people, or with the name of a god that rejoices in violence of bloodthirsty people, is sure to bring bad juju to married fellows and travelers alike.
Now, after saying/typing/translating/explaining the gloomy facts, I’ll answer the question you never asked: Um… I seem to have forgotten the question you never asked, so I’ll just tell you why I’m posting today. I wanted to inform you that school starts on January 31st, which means that I’ll only blog twice a week: Tuesdays at Pagan Culture (this doesn’t affect Pagan Fiction in 113 Words or Less) and Fridays I'll post at my Writing Blog.
Why am I ignoring the omens of doom coming from two ginormous cultures? Easy, my Wicked Darlings: I’m a Witch and a rebel, and I refuse to let anyone dictate my fate. The Hottest Eclectic Witch of Them All brews her own juju; the good, the bad, and the so deliciously wicked that is impossible to categorize.
I will limit my posts to Tuesdays and Fridays
unless someone really pisses me off or makes me very happy and I feel the need to share/vent, but I’ll continue to visit your cyber homes throughout the week. And why am I posting this on a Sunday night? Because Confucius Obama said “Yes, you can!”
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