Paraskavedekatriaphobia is an irrational fear of Friday 13th; it is a form of triskaidekaphobia (a fear of the number 13 in general).


  1. #1 Remis
    June 13, 2008

    is there a “irrational fear of even thinking about swiming along large sea creatures”?

    I’m not that afraid about whales or sharks per se, I can watch pictures or videos as long they’re taken from distance… the other day I stumbled on the web upon a “life sized” whale flash animation that started with the eye of it, and barely remembering it sends a shiver through my spine…

    Also, I love your blog. Greetings :-)

  2. #2 carolyn13
    June 14, 2008

    Well, since I was born on Friday 13th, Ive always felt like it was a lucky day for me and this Friday the 13th proved it – my beautiful granddaughter was born on it!

  3. #3 Mo
    June 14, 2008

    Happy belated birthday, Carolyn, and congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter!

  4. #4 podblack
    June 14, 2008

    Wrote about it myself – people should probably be more aware of ‘tetraphobia’, which has significant consumer-driven implications…

  5. #5 berto
    June 17, 2008

    How exactly do you pronounce that?

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