Wiki WroteColonThe actual origin of the superstition, though, appears also to be a tale in Norse mythology. Friday is named for Frigga, the free-spirited goddess of love and fertility. When Norse and Germanic tribes converted to Christianity, Frigga was banished in shame to a mountaintop and labeled a witch. It was believed that every Friday, the spiteful goddess convened a meeting with eleven other witches, plus the devil — a gathering of thirteen — and plotted ill turns of fate for the coming week. For many centuries in Scandinavia, Friday was known as "Witches' Sabbath.
Midieval Fantasy WroteColonManisha Blacke (taken from the goddess thread)
I wonder if I should have picked a different two letters? Well, let's see what this gives me...
harpy WroteColonOh, I'm almost a Kaplan! Thanks!
Nephele WroteColonharpy WroteColonOh, I'm almost a Kaplan! Thanks!
Well, your 13-letter name makes you more beastly than priestly.
Nephele WroteColonThere seems to be a lot of folklore surrounding people with 13-letter names. In the music world, there is a superstition among violinists that a virtuoso (such as Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh) must have a 13-letter name. The superstition is apparently so prevalent, that a violinist named Eric Friedman changed his first name to Erick so that he would have the required 13-letter name.
I'm not a violinist, but I do have a 13-letter name. How many of you here at Goth.net also have 13-letter names?
harpy WroteColonGowron rules!
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