Superstitious About the 13 in New Year

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Some say that the fear of 13—known as triskaidekaphobia—dates back to Jesus having only 12 disciples or the Norse god Loki ruining a dinner by showing up as the 13th participant.  See article, Superstitious?  Here Comes Whole Year Ending in 13 and Wall Street Journal‘s To Ring in New Year, Grab a Horseshoe.