Today, 6th October 2008, we turn 13
There were thirteen participants at the Last Supper. Tradition states that Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table.
Thirteen was once associated with the Epiphany by Christians, as it is said the child Jesus received the Three Wise Men on his thirteenth day of life.
In Mesoamerican divination, 13 is the number of important cycles of fortune/misfortune.
In Jewish tradition a boy becomes bar mitzvah at age 13, when a ceremony is held and the boy reads from the Torah for the first time.
It is also the age at which children become teenagers: they discover drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of their cool but troubled best friends...