Number 13

 Number 13 in the products of Sun Nafissi

Number 13 in the products of Sun Nafissi

In the continuation of the articles of the Sun Nafissi Jewelry Magazine, we delve into the number thirteen and the hidden secrets within it. By reading this article, you will gain insight into why Sun Nafissi uses this number in some of his products.

 Number 13 in global myths

Perhaps in your mind, beliefs about the ominous nature of this number play a role. In global myths, the number 13 is often known as an unlucky and unfortunate number. This belief sometimes has roots in sects and religions. For example, in Christian culture, the number 13 is recognized as a number associated with death and misfortune. In some cultures, this number is considered a sign of bad luck or facing danger and disaster. On the other hand, in some cultures such as Singaporean culture, the number 13 is regarded as a lucky and successful number. In Islamic and Iranian culture as well, the number 13 is not recognized as an undesirable and unlucky number. We will further elaborate on some of these beliefs.

 Number 13 in Europe and Christian society

In European culture, the belief in the unluckiness of the number 13 as the “unluckiest number” can be attributed to various reasons. One reason might be the association of this number with a significant event in Christianity. Some believe that during the Last Supper of Christ, there were 13 individuals present, and one of them, Judas, betrayed him. For this reason, the number 13 is recognized as a symbol of betrayal and misfortune. Additionally, in European culture, there is a belief in the number 12 as a sacred and complete number (such as 12 months, 12 zodiac signs, 12 disciples of Christ, etc.), and adding one to form the number 13 may be perceived as breaking this perfection and destroying this completeness. However, the reasons for the unluckiness of the number 13 in European culture may be diverse, and this belief may have emerged from ancient times and strengthened over time as a popular and cultural belief. This belief has even infiltrated into tarot and similar entertainments. In tarot, the number 13 represents the “Death” card. This card usually signifies the end of a cycle or the completion of a phase and may indicate significant changes and transformations in life. 

Number 13 in Iran

Unlike European and Christian society, Iranians have a different view of the number 13. Examples of the use of the number 13 can be observed in poetry, artistic designs, stories and myths, paintings, and so on. In fact, in ancient Iranian culture, the number 13 was recognized as an important and sacred number. For example, in the ancient Iranian calendar, the year was divided into 12 months, and the 13th month, named “Adur” or “Adur” was added to correct the time difference between the solar and lunar years. The month of Adur was considered an important and sacred month, and in some ancient Iranian sources, it is referred to as a month brought to Iran by the prophet Adur (Hanoosh). This month was recognized as a symbol of time correction and balance, as well as a symbol of wealth and blessing in ancient Iranian culture. In ancient Iranian inscriptions, the number 13 was recognized as an important and sacred number. Various ancient Iranian artifacts such as pottery, stone tablets, ancient textiles, etc., depict different symbols, including the number 13 as a symbol of success, wealth, and blessing. These symbols may have been used as symbols related to nature, life processes, or popular beliefs in that period. Writers and artists have used the number 13 as a spiritual and poetic symbol, as well as a symbol related to nature and life processes in their visualizations and presentations of emotions and products. For example, the great Iranian poet, Shahriar, in one of his poems, in exile, composed the following verses: “All the worlds are coming to my door today because of the thirteen, My own thirteen, who is not coming from all the worlds.” Amir Arsalan, a prominent figure in Persian literature, is one of the important characters in the Shahnameh. He is known as a brave and honorable prince in the stories of Shahnameh. He was one of the sons of Sultan Mahmoud and lived during the Seljuk period. Amir Arsalan is known as a legendary and heroic figure in Persian literature and introduces himself as the thirteenth prince of all the princes of the world. Another example indicating the non-ominous nature of the number thirteen for Iranians is the festival of Sizdah Bedar. The Sizdah Bedar or “Thirteenth Outdoor” ceremony is one of the customs and rituals of the Iranian people. A celebration is held on the thirteenth day of Farvardin (equivalent to April 1) to mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring and the rejuvenation of nature. The history of this ritual dates back to ancient times in Iran and has its roots in folk beliefs and ancient Iranian myths. On this day, Iranians go to gardens and open spaces with their families and water their lands. They set up tables for lunch in open spaces to enjoy the nature and greenery and celebrate. Going out of the house on the thirteenth day of Farvardin to spend time in open spaces and in the presence of nature and sunlight is considered a symbol of the beginning of spring and the renewal and rejuvenation of nature, and the beginning of a new period.

Number 13

 Number 13 in the products of Sunny Nafissi

The number 13 is used as a popular element in the design of silver jewelry and accessories. This number has gained attention among designers, including Sunny Nafissi, due to its association with luck and also because of its interesting and unique appearance. The popularity of silver and gold jewelry and accessories by Sun Nafissi with the number 13 depends on various beliefs and tastes. Some individuals choose these accessories due to cultural beliefs or beliefs related to luck, while others prefer them because of their interesting and appealing appearance. Additionally, some individuals see these jewelries as a distinctive element in presenting their character through the use of jewelry. For purchase and ordering of items with the symbol of the number thirteen, please contact us.

 

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