| by Danielle Vincent

Outlaw Explores Friday the 13th

Triskaidekaphobia

noun
tris·​kai·​deka·​pho·​bia | \ ˌtri-ˌskī-ˌde-kə-ˈfō-bē-ə
Definition of triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13

Today is Friday the 13th, and we wanted to explore just what that means. We are huge fans of history over here at the ol' hideout, if y'all couldn't tell! And we wanted to know where this superstition came from.

The unluckiness of number 13 can be traced back to Jesus and his 12 disciples, at the Last Supper, with Judas being as the 13th guest. There's also a story in Norse myth where Loki invaded a dinner party of the gods in Valhalla as the 13th guest, causing the death of the god Balder.

Though the first mention of Friday the 13th being tied in as the unluckiest day didn't come about until the late 1800s, and spurred on by a book entitled "Friday the Thirteenth" about the intentional destruction and fall of the stock market on that day.

It does mostly seem to be caused by a large push from the 1980s horror scene. And let's be real, the 1980s turned everything into a horror movie, it was so big back then. Slugs, microwaves, television sets, all things were up for grabs.

We believe in luck, we believe The Gambler is our luckiest scent, and you'll potentially get luckier with it than without it. What are some of the things that your superstitious about?

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