In Japanese Mythology 4 Is Rather Unlucky

While delighting in an article on how to write a proper haiku, I read that in Japanese Mythology the number 4 is very lucky. I have nothing personal against dear 4—I mean, there are 4 seasons, 4 elements of power, 4 ways in which I like to eat my mangoes (okay, the latter is a lie, but it completed my trio.

Anyhoo (I love this word, by the way), although the number 4 is not a personal enemy, I do have low tolerance for even numbers. I’m not sure why. But even numbers, 12 and 6, in particular, make me feel uncomfortable… I avoid them whenever I can.

I wonder why the Japanese think 4 to be unlucky *goes to do a bit of searching*… It seems that “Four is sometimes pronounced shi, which is also the word for death.” Ouch.

Don’t be alarmed by the randomness of the last three posts, including this one; I am still working on the website. Don’t you get tired of things like, “Test Post”? Well, I do.

Oh, the numbers 5, 9 and 13 are extremely lucky in Magaly Mythology. 😉

Four Seasons, by Ewa Kienko Gawlik

Four Seasons, by Ewa Kienko Gawlik