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  1. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    is 13 a lucky number in your country, TD? In most countries it counts as an unlucky one.
    Reason: 1 messiah + 12 apostles = 13 of which one was a traitor, hence a dinner or meeting with 13 people at a table is considered to be potentially fatal; see also: Agatha Christie: 13 At Dinner [aka: Lord Edgeware Dies]


    Over here most people marry on 07.07. as 7 is a lucky number. Others, like my brother, who are too lazy to remember dates marry on Valentine's Day.
    As I was born in April and have my patron saints day in October (that's like a 2nd birthday in catholic areas, with presents and cake and all =) ), I'd prefer to marry in mid-July to keep the festivities evenly distributed :D
     
  2. trekkiedane

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    Indeed, in Christian mythology the number 13 has become one of ill omen But then, Christianity is a new-fangled thing anyway...

    There's an old saying, something like: "Neither 7 nor 9" - 7 is by tradition, a you say, a lucky number and 9 was considered unlucky -it is possible that the expression "7 9 13" might have come from this.

    ETA: Fourth wedding of the day taking place in the church across the street from me right now!
     
  3. rhubarbodendron

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    indeed. Thor propably laughed till he dropped his hammer, 2 milennia ago. (Yet, the global warming, air pollution, ash-dieback and acid rain might pose an actual threat to Yggdrasil while crucifixes, like other torture tools, are sturdy enough to overcome climatical inconvceniences.)
     
  4. trekkiedane

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    Hmmm, I think I see where you are going with this; a religion created by desert-folk is much more appropriate for an ever heating world than one created by people in the cold north... along the line of future travel ads; "Come to sunny Norway... :p
     
  5. rhubarbodendron

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    yes. No more sacred hazelnut groves or holy oaks. And practically every sacred spring is nowadays used as cooling water for some nuclear power plant or car factory :(
    Maybe we should sacrifice a few politicians to Cernunnos and Borvo? And to whichever gods might be the northern equivalents to these celtic deities.
     
  6. trekkiedane

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    Frej and/or Njord perhaps...

    But as politicians are -almost by definition- interchangeable, I don't think any deity would be the least impressed if we started killing those.
     
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    You don't know the awesomeness that is Kerr Avon?

    Tsk. Hand in your geek card, please. I'd like to check your credentials. :vulcan:

    He is a character from Blake's 7, the best early 80s British sci fi series that a 50-pound-an-episode budget could buy. Avon is one of the most interesting characters in sci fi tv that I've ever encountered.
     
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    i fancied a change from bearded janeway and avon is the awesomeness ;)
     
  9. VXX

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    I was at 2 funerals today. no weddings that I know of.
     
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    That show is on my list!

    :: snatches back card ::
     
  12. Zulu Romeo

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    8/9/13 would have been a much better day for this. :vulcan: :vulcan: :vulcan:
     
  13. Jim Gamma

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    Nine isn't prime. It's the square of three.

    (EDIT: Must read whole thread before posting. This has already been pointed out. Sorry!)
     
  14. trekkiedane

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    ^Brainfart on my part I'm afraid.
     
  15. rhubarbodendron

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    ^we're none of us getting any younger :)
    Good point. It'd be like sacrifizing cockroaches and leeches. But I'd not be willing to give up someone I really like for any deity humans ever invented. I think the Klingons were wise to kill all their gods. Saved them a lot of trouble.

    I expect quite a lot of people will marry tomorrow. 09.09. is a date you can easily memorize and you needn't mind which way round it's written abroad.
     
  16. Spot's Meow

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    No, but many people are getting married on 11-12-13 this year. I guess you can read that as November 12th or December 11th, either way it works. Here it is November 12th.
     
  17. trekkiedane

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    I remember a similar -if magnified by culture- cluster of marriages happening on 8-8-88. Eight is an important number in Chinese culture.

    What can I say more... Live Long and 8... [​IMG]
     
  18. MacLeod

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    Yes but in virtually the rest of the world it's the 11th of December. The US is one of the few countries to use the format mm-dd-yy, Most use dd-mm-yy.
     
  19. farmkid

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    13 being unlucky goes back much further than that. In fact, the Code of Hammurabi has law #12 followed by law #14. Apparently it's been considered unlucky since long before the Last Supper.
     
  20. iguana_tonante

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    Go home, trekkiedane. You are drunk. :p