Blogging Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, Fear of 666

Posted on June 6, 2006

Today is 6-6-06. If you have hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia then you are very creeped out today. A BBC article about hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia and today's date says a group of 2,000 Dutch evangelicals are holding a prayer vigil today to ward off evil. The article says the Dutch evangelical Christians "believe that the sixth day of the sixth month of 2006 has great significance for evil-doers and Satanists who revere the number 666."

The Boston Herald lists some corporate 666 superstitious incidents like when "Intel introduced the 666 MHz Pentium III in 1999, the company called it Pentium III 667."

We only found 144 posts about hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia on Technorati but there are over 46,000 English language posts for the number 666. Here are a few more items of interest from around the blogosphere:

  • The marketers of the film, The Omen, have taken advantage of superstition surrounding 666 to open the movie today.

  • WFMU's Beware of the Blog has compiled a list of 666-themed MP3s and Videos.

  • Hell, Michigan is having a 666 party. Yes, it is real place. Visit the website and click on the what's happening to learn more about the 666 party plans which include: live entertainment and costumes contests with prizes. Creepy Clyde will also perform spooky songs for the kids.