To all of our readers, Happy Friday the 13th from all the cats and humans here at the Shattered Lens!
Why is Friday the 13th considered to be unlucky? It all links back to 13! Some human historians think that the superstition about 13 being unlucky may have started in the Middle Ages, as a result of Judas being the 13th disciple. However, it’s believed that the first references to Friday the 13th being unlucky were made in the 19th Century, specifically in 1869 when the writer Henry Sutherland Edwards wrote a biography of the composer Gioachino Rossini. Rossini died on November 13th, a Friday.
Of course, human conspiracy theorists link Friday the 13th to the Knights Templar, mostly because they blame everything on the Templars! October 13th, 1307 is when Philip IV of France began his persecution of the Templars. That year, October 13th fell on … wait for it … a Friday!
Of course, in Spain and Greece, Tuesday the 13th is considered to be unlucky. And in Italy, it’s Friday the 17th that you have to look out for! Humans sure do have a lot of unlucky days!
Anyway, be safe today and stay out of the woods!