Folklore Friday

Ep: 21 Why is Friday the 13th unlucky?

November 13, 2020

Happy Friday the 13th, that's a thing right? Tune in to this episode to find out the history and origin behind why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky. I am joined by my wonderful husband Kris in this episode.

| Music Credits |

|“Easy Trip Trap” The Brothers Records, |“Skeleton Dance” by Myuu, and “Long Note Four” by Kevin Macleod.|

|References|

The Knights Templar

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/05/160512-friday-13-knights-templar-superstition/

https://time.com/4981316/friday-13th-knights-templar-post-truth/

https://books.google.com/books?id=9MBnbFg-jJgC&pg=PA143&lpg=PA143&dq=Pope+Clement+v+died+lighting+struck&source=bl&ots=KbrSXjoKdK&sig=ACfU3U0AS1Fp9Mo9G2Ed5o6e0JxxeHCNMg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi6xMG926zmAhWL_J4KHWyCCF0Q6AEwEHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Pope%20Clement%20v%20died%20lighting%20struck&f=false

http://www.kyrackramer.com/2017/10/13/the-curse-of-the-knights-templar/

http://manndeville.blogspot.com/2018/11/pope-clement-v-and-knights-templars.html

Loki and balder 

https://www.norwegianamerican.com/opinion/blame-loki-for-your-bad-luck/

https://norse-mythology.org/tales/the-death-of-baldur/

https://www.jstor.org/stable/27709903?seq=1

Apollo 13 

https://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo13.cfm

Loss in sales 

https://www.cnbc.com/id/38691586

Fewer Accidents on Friday the 13th 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/buildingsandcontent/11469436/Why-there-are-fewer-accidents-on-Friday-the-13th.html

The 13 club

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/03/13/morituri-te-salutamus/\

https://medium.com/the-practical-mythologist/the-thirteen-club-what-did-a-jolly-gentlemens-club-have-to-do-with-friday-13th-6f85f1c8fcf

Sumarian Mathematics

https://www.storyofmathematics.com/sumerian.html

In General 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/5/110513-friday-the-13th-superstitions-triskaidekaphobia/

Friday events in Christianity

https://people.howstuffworks.com/friday-thirteenth1.htm

HMS Theories

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hampshire/6896203.stm

https://findery.com/MadameSpooky/notes/hms-friday

Apophenia

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apophenia

List of 13 

https://jkstalent.com/keep-calm-friday-13/#.Xe_rB-hKi70

Crusades

https://www.history.com/topics/middle-ages/crusades

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