Details of Phobia:
What comes after 7? Nothing as far as you're concerned. You'd rather just skip right to 9 and avoid that dreaded other number altogether. With octophobia, your fear of the number 8 is making you skip over the whole month of August and trying to avoid anything with 8 legs. It might be an even number, but it makes you feel too odd to even think of it.
Pieces of Eight . . .