National Geographic : 1940 Sep
A,. The five unlucky days of the Aztec Indians THE AZTEC INDIANS divided their solar year into eighteen months of twenty days each. The five days left over belonged to no month, and they were regarded as peculiarly unlucky. Particularly that series of five days which fell every fifty-second year. At this time the Aztecs abandoned themselves to despair. They smashed the small images of their household gods. They destroyed their furni ture and their household utensils. They let the holy fires die out in the temples. On the evening of the final day sacrifices were made to the gods. And as huge fires flicked their tongues into the dark sky, couriers ran through out the nation, proclaiming that the gods of evil had been placated and that joy should reign again. Today, few men believe that the year can be di vided into days that are lucky and days that are not. Misfortune strikes at unpredictable moments, and no man knows beforehand when. But modern man has found a way to alleviate such misfortune, no matter when or where it falls. That way is insurance. If. on some unlucky day, you suddenly get your self hurt, accident insurance will take care of your doctor and hospital expenses; and it will provide you with an income while you are laid up. If you injure someone with your car, automo bile liability insurance will protect you from the dangers of lawsuits and heavy damage payments. And if something should happen to you, life insurance, as you know, can provide an income for your family that will allow them to live pleas antly in the home they hold so dear. Why don't you discuss your individual insur ance problems with your local Travelers agent or insurance broker? Moral: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of insur ance. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.