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The Number 13 in Mythology, the Occult, Mysteries and Ancient History
13 is also a mystical and magical number in mythology, the occult, mysteries and ancient history.
There are 12 Knights of the Round Table as well as King Arthur himself. (12 + 1 = 13)
Arthurian Myth – Lady of the Lake has 13 letters.
During the quest for the Holy Grail, a damsel offers Bors (Knight of King Arthur) her love, which he refuses. Because of this the damsel along with 12 other women (1 + 12 = 13) threaten to throw themselves from a tower. As they fall from the tower Bors thinks they had better lose their souls than his so he crosses himself and all vanish due to it being a deceit of the Devil.
Arthurian Grail Legends Conte Del Graal = 13 letters Didot Perceval = 13 letters
Merlin was said to have been captured by Nimue disguised as a hare. The legend says he now guards the 13 Treasures of Britain and awaits rebirth. At Alderley Edge in Cheshire, Merlin is said to be underground with 13 Knights waiting for England’s hour of need.
The 13th Tarot card is Death.
There are 78 (6 x 13 = 78) Tarot Cards in a Tarot deck.
The 13th Rune is Eiwaz. This rune is the balance point between light and dark.
There are said to be 13 Crystal Skulls.
In Norse mythology, an honorary banquet was held in Valhalla for Baldur with 12 Norse Gods. Loki arrives but is an uninvited guest. He is the 13th guest.
In Roman mythology you have Romulus and the 12 shepherds. (12 shepherds + 1 Romulus = 13).
In Norse mythology 13 is a symbol of the Goddess Freya and her day is Friday.
In French mythology we have Roland who is the leader of the 12 peers. (Roland 1 + 12 peers = 13).
In Danish mythology we have the story of King Hrolfr Kraki and the 12 berserkers. (Hrolfr 1 = 12 berserkers = 13).
In Greek mythology there is the tale of Odysseus and his 12 companions. (Odysseus 1 = 12 companions = 13).
On Friday 13th October 1307 the Knights Templar were arrested by order of the King of France Philippe IV.
Jacques de Molay the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar was burned to death on Friday 13th March 1314.
The Pope’s bull of 1313 banned the Knights Templars.
13 is a very unique and special number to the Illuminati. There main numbers are 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 33
The 13th Degree in Freemasonry is called the Royal Arch.
13 is the most correct number for Freemasons.
New World Order = 13 letters
There are said to be 13 Illuminati families, these are: Astor Bundy Collins Dupont Freeman Kennedy Li Onassis Reynolds Rockefeller Rothschild Russell Van Duyn
In Ancient China the meaning of the number 13 was Completion and Perfection.
In Numerology the Western Astrological Series of numbers 13 means New Beginnings.
In some occult circles the days of the week are ruled by 13 angels: Monday – Gabriel Tuesday – Zamael and Khamael Wednesday – Michael and Raphael Thursday – Tzaphiel and Sachiel Friday – Anael and Haniel Saturday – Tzaphiel and Cassiel Sunday – Michael and Raphael
The 13th Hexagram of the I-Ching is T’ung Jen – Fellowship with men.
There are 13 notches on the horn carried by the Venus of Laussel.
In ancient mythology the number 13 represents the Great Mother Goddess.
In Classical Antiquity the 13th member of a group was considered to be a leader.
13 is an emblem for Sacred and Secret Knowledge.
An Old English Superstition says that if 13 people meet in a room one of them will die within the year.
An old saying states that if you have 13 letters in your name you will have the Devil’s luck. (People with 13 letters in their name)
In England the day of 24 hours used to be divided into 13 parts:
After-Midnight Cock-Crow Between the first Cock-Crow and Daybreak Dawn Morning Noon Afternoon Sunset Twilight Evening Candle-Time Bed-Time Dead of Night
The Battle of Hastings in England was in 1066 (1 + 0 + 6 + 6 = 13)
There are 13 Hallows of Britain: Dyrnwyn, (Sword of Rhydderch Hael), Platter of Rhegynydd Ysgolhaig, Basket of Gwyddno Garanhir, Knife of Llawfrodedd Farchawg, Cauldron of Tyrnog, Horn of Bran Galed, Chariot of Morgan Mwynawr, Robe of Padarn Beisrudd, Mantle of Arthur, Chessboard of Gwenddoleu, Whetstone of Tudwal Tudglyd, Halter of Clydno Eiddyn and the Cauldron of Tyrnog.
Old English death portent – A clock striking 13 is an omen of death.
In Old England farmers wives would always set 13 eggs under a hen for incubation, considering it unlucky to provide the hen with an even number.
In Herefordshire and Monmouthshire the Wassailing Ceremony was applied to farm crops and livestock. During this ceremony the farmer and his men would make a ring of 12 small bonfires around 1 large bonfire. (12 + 1 = 13)
Gerald Gardner believed 13 was the ideal number for a coven. This was made up of six perfect couples of men and women, plus a leader.
Gerald B. Gardner was born on Friday 13th June 1884.
13 Witches were executed at Salem during the Witch Trials in 1692.
Witchcraft – Book of Shadows = 13 letters.
A Witches Coven traditionally numbers 13.
The Council of American Witches has 13 Principles of Wiccan belief.
13 was the original number of covens that formed COG (Covenant of the Goddess) in 1975.
13 was the number of pages of a brief written on Witchcraft by the American law firm Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie and Alexander of New York City in the 1960’s.
All Hallows’ Eve (13 letters) better known as Halloween.
John Dee, Alchemist, Mathematician, Astronomer and Astrologer was born on July 13th 1527 (Excluding the 13th but using July and the year 7 + 1 + 5 + 2 + 7 = 13). So as well as 13 within the date the remaining numbers also make 13.
Church of Satan = 13 letters.
The Order of the Garter is the highest order of Knights in Great Britain founded by King Edward III (13 letters and numbers). The order originally numbered 26 (2 x 13). There were 12 Knights which were led by King Edward III (12 + 1 = 13) and 12 Knights led by the Prince of Wales (12 + 1 = 13). In modern times it has 12 Canons and a Dean (12 + 1 = 13). As chief of the order King Edward III bore 168 garters, plus an extra one on his leg (168 + 1 = 169 = 13 x 13).
There are 13 Doctrines of the Bards:-
Truth Light Equality Peace Man Animals Good Love Evil Rewards and Punishments Penitence and Sacrifice Providence and Eternity
The sacred chord of the Druids had 13 segments.
Celtic Mythology: Ysbaddaden gave 39 (3 x 13) tasks to Culhwch to perform in exchange for the hand of his daughter Olwen.
Slavic Mythology: In the myth called The Twelve Months is the following passage: ”The little girl went out into the driving snow and after a time was surprised to see a light flickering through the trees. Then she smelt warm smoke and heard the crackle of burning logs. Before she realised it she found herself in a clearing; round a bonfire sat 12 men quietly talking. Three were old, three of middle years, three youths and three just boys still. These were the twelve months!” (Girl) 1 + (Months / Men) 12 = 13)
Joseph Campbell believes there are 175 different flood myths around the world (1 + 7 + 5 = 13)
In ancient Greece Zeus was counted as the 13th God. He was the most powerful of all the Gods of Greece.
In Egyptian mythology Osiris was murdered by his brother Typhon. Osiris’s wife Isis then collected his body intent on bringing Osiris back to life, however Typhon stole the body and cut it into fourteen pieces and scattered them over the earth. Isis though continued her quest and found all but 1 body part which was his penis. (14 – 1 = 13)
In Ancient Egypt the meaning of the number 13 was Immortality.
In Egyptian mythology there are 13 steps on the ladder that leads to eternity.
In Egyptian mythology there is also the story of Osiris it is said that he was murdered by Set and cut up into 13 parts.
The legendary King Prester John (meaning John the Priest was believed to have been 562 years old (5 + 6 + 2 = 13).
Hebrew מ = Mem = M = 13 The Esoteric meaning of this Hebrew letter is Death, however the normal meaning is Water.
The letters of Abracadabra using their position in the alphabet, add up to 52 which is 4 x 13.
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