February 13th, 2009


Door 13

Description: Created for Friday the 13th observations. Opening from the doorway of subconscious fears amidst rolling fog, this shadowmantic display features Nero the black cat, a broken mirror, the subtle ladder-like striations upon the door frame itself, within a trapezoidal configuration, all crowned with the dreaded number 13. Based upon the idea of The Shadowmancy Room.


On Friday the 13th...

On Friday the 13th...

Door 13 by Draconis BlackthorneA touch of Halloween
Haunting the world with darksome visions
Nightmares conjured from deep within
A timeless friend we hold so dear

While traditions of fear
The herd do adhere
Insecure clinging to icons in fright
The shadows laugh with delight!

Beware of black cats, and broken reflections
Umbrellas and ladders, and such
And if you survive to live the next night
You cannot deny The Devil's touch...

Draconis Blackthorne, shadowgram, Dracomet


Information & Roots of Friday the 13th:

* Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.

* In Norse mythology, Loki invades Valhalla. Balder is killed by Loki at a banquet of 12, making Loki the 13th.

* Norse Goddess Frigga {Freya} covorts with 12 followers on Friday the 13th, she being the 13th. Catholic Church declares Freya a Witch.

* Witches were said to gather in covens of 12 on Fridays, with The Devil as the 13th attendant.

* There are 13 Lunar Months.

* Templar Memorial Day: Templars framed for blasphemy, are tortured, undergo forced "confessions", and are executed. DeMolay utters curse upon King Phillip and Pope Clement, declaring both will die within a year. Both die within the year. Nine members comprised The Order for the first 9 years.

* The Satanic Rituals by Dr. Anton Szandor LaVey contains a rite named L'Air Epais: The Ceremony of The Stifling Air detailing the events, in which Jocques DeMoley gains justice, with the Pope and King held to trial and condemned for their crimes against The Knights Templar. [Recommended performance for this date].

* "Judas" is 13th at "Last Supper".

* "Jesus" allegedly crucified on a Friday.

* There are three Friday 13's in Year XLIV.