Friday the 13th & Phobias On The Farm

Another Friday on the farm, this being Friday the 13th.  I don’t see any black cats and I guess I don’t walk under ladders even if it’s not the 13th.  And I don’t really suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia anyway.  How’s that for a mouthful!?  It’s a big word that means you’ve got a phobia about Friday the 13th.  (From frigga meaning “Friday” and triskaidekaphobia (or paraskevidekatriaphobia) which is derived from the combination of the Greek words Paraskeví (meaning “Friday”), and dekatreís ( meaning “thirteen”) attached to phobía ( from phóbos, meaning “fear”)).

I do not suffer from probatokaunlophobia . . .

wet llama

I do not fear the wet llama. . .

Or a fear of llamas.  And obviously, she does not have hydrophobia (fear of water).

Nor do I have alektorophobia. . .

chicken birds

I do not fear chickens!

Nope, no chicken phobia.  I don’t even have apiphobia!


No fear of bees!

Oh, I don’t want to get caught in the middle of a swarm of bees, but that’s not apiphobia, or fear of bees, that’s just good sense!

Thankfully, I do NOT have anthrophobia either.


I do not fear flowers.

That would be sad to be afraid of flowers. 

Don’t really have to worry about nyctophobia or selenophobia either.

trees and moon

No fear of dark or the moon.

(If I did have a fear of dark or any other real phobia, I’d go on over to someplace like the Fear Of Dark and learn how to get rid of my phobia!)

I will confess, however, that there might be a smidgen of the well known arachnophobia lurking in my psyche.

Garden spider on web

On the web is fine. Crawling on me is not.

But while spiders of a certain size give me the heebie-jeebies, I can live with the fear.  … mostly.

So not a lot of phobias here on the farm.  Happy Friday the 13th!

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  1. Man, looking all those up must have been a chore. Your garden spider is a beauty! Looks like she’s pretty near laying that giant egg sac for the summer.

  2. Rural Writer says:

    Garden spiders do have nice colors, don’t they? Thankfully, they are not prone to coming inside, since they look for plants to anchor their web. Guess that’s why they’re called “garden” spiders, ha!

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