7 more lucky (and unlucky) numbers the world

From the first day that man began to study the number and importance in everyday life, some numbers have been assigned certain characteristics. Some figures were thought to be happy, while others are considered harmful. And it is not just Western culture that has done this.

Cultures of Japan, China, India and Africa have done exactly the same thing, but for different reasons. Take a look at some lucky and unlucky numbers commonly known to see why some numbers are cursed and some are loved.

· 7 – Everyone knows that 7 is lucky. But why? The root of most lucky numbers can be found in religion. God, for example, would have created the world in seven days. There are also several references to seven other places in the Bible, such as the length of festivals and layout of the Sabbath. Seven also comes several times in the past. Until 1800, there were seven known planets in the solar system, mathematician Pythagoreans considered seven is the perfect number, and any Craps South Africa player can tell you, September is the most appropriate role of the dice. In most major cases, seven is a lucky number for culture to culture. September is even the usual number of points on a ladybug. Lady bugs are considered good luck in their own right.

· 4 – This number is bad luck in the Far East. The pronunciation of the number four in Japanese is very similar to the word death, and thus, four were considered unlucky in Japan, Korea and China. It is considered very bad luck to give a gift that is composed of four parts to someone. Many buildings in heavily Asian areas do not have a fourth floor, much like the way the North American cultures treat the number 13. In Western culture, four is not necessarily considered lucky or unlucky, however, there are some unlucky ovens. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse of the Christian Bible, and most curses are called “four-letter words.”

· 666 – Six hundred sixty-six is ​​an interesting number. It is both extremely bad luck in Western culture, but good luck in many Asian cultures. As everyone knows, according to the Christian Bible, 666 is the number of the beast and is synonymous with Satan. 666 could be effectively avoided the highest number in Western culture, closely followed by the number 13. But in Asian cultures, the pronunciation of 666 is very similar to the phrase, “things are going well,” and it is considered very lucky. Many traders place a sign or plaque with 666 written or engraved on it in their window as a good luck charm. This is the same for the front of a house or apartment door. In Western culture, appeared 666 million times, almost universally a bad connotation.

· 13 – The hysteria surrounding 13 unlucky in Western culture has become so commonplace that a real disease called triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13. You’d be hard pressed to find a building with a 13th floor in North America. The origin of this superstition is mainly known. In the famous painting of Jesus at the Last Supper, the 13th person at the table, reading from left to right, was Judas, who betrayed Jesus. Others believe that it is because of the tie-in with 13 and the lunar cycle. 13 is the exact number of full moons in a calendar year, and because people thought that the Moon controls emotion and makes people a little crazy, then 13 is unlucky. In many Persian cultures, 13 is unlucky as well, showing that this superstition crosses cultural boundaries. And of course, Friday the 13th is considered very bad luck. It comes from the massacre of Knights Templar on that date in 1307.

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