Myths About Mirrors

@celticeagle (130821)
Boise, Idaho
May 10, 2022 3:23pm CST
I have been collecting mirrors for many years. Some small ones and some large ones. Here are some interesting myths about them: * The most common myth about mirrors is the one that says that if you break a mirror you will have seven years of bad luck. Experts say that you need to leave it for a while and then pick up each and every piece. Touch a fragment on a tombstone. This is supposed to take away the bad effects. One that doesn't break after it falls is said to be good luck. * If two mirrors face each other it is said to set up a portal or dimension for spirits, to allow them to come and go. (I kind of like this one) * It is a Jewish belief that until the body of a dead loved one is buried the soul of this person can get trapped in an uncovered mirror. Also, if someone sees a face in a mirror it is said to be a trapped soul. Mostly I believe they are pretty and add something to the decor.
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@sabtraversa (13247)
• Italy
10 May
You forgot about vampires not being able to see themselves in the mirror, but that's two myths in one. I don't collect mirrors but I like them too, they're like very realistic paintings that can change.
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@LadyDuck (386459)
• Switzerland
11 May
@sabtraversa I was going to say this. Do you know why? Vampires and witches don’t have a reflection because they don’t have a soul.
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@sabtraversa (13247)
• Italy
11 May
@LadyDuck I was told why but I forgot, aww.
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@LadyDuck (386459)
• Switzerland
11 May
@sabtraversa I love those dark movies with vampires.
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@sharon6345 (312307)
• United States
10 May
I have dropped one and just picked it up and trashed it.
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@Ladanger (14522)
• United States
10 May
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
Supposed to be good luck if you drop it and it doesn't break.
@sharon6345 (312307)
• United States
11 May
@celticeagle Mine broke and I can't lie I have had quite a few blessings.
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@RubyHawk (58958)
• Atlanta, Georgia
10 May
I like mirrors but I don’t have room for a lot of them.,
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
Mirrors can make a space seem larger but, if you don't have room for them that could be a problem.
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@RubyHawk (58958)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 May
@celticeagle They can do that if you have only a few things on the walls. I have family pictures on my walls and my paintings.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
12 May
@RubyHawk .........I used to before we went through the Purge of 2014 when we had bed bugs. Got everything down off the walls. Now my mirrors are packed away. I need to either get them out again or sell them.
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@LadyDuck (386459)
• Switzerland
11 May
I am always interested by myths and superstitions. About mirrors, at midnight on Halloween night, if you peel an apple in one continuous strip in front of a mirror, then toss the peel over your left shoulder with your right hand, your future husband will be revealed to you in the mirror.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
So am I. I heard this superstition in some movies recently.
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@LadyDuck (386459)
• Switzerland
12 May
@celticeagle For the Feng Shui is bad to have a mirror facing your bed. It depletes your energy that can result in sleeplessness.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
12 May
@LadyDuck ........I read that and almost added it.
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10 May
I agree with one responder about spirits or vamps not being able to face the mirror. That's also another myth I've heard or read before.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
I wonder if it was Bran Stoker who brought that myth to us.
12 May
@celticeagle Who is he?
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
12 May
@ihasaquestion .......The author who wrote "Dracula". The original vampire story.
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@toniganzon (69074)
• Philippines
10 May
I'm not someone who's into mirrors actually. I don't belief in superstitions and I have heard of the 7 years of bad luck when a mirror breaks. Haven't heard of any.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
I probably wouldn't be either but for the fact that I heard an interior decorator say one time that mirrors can make a space look bigger. Living in small apartments most of my adult life I like to have mirrors around to make the space look larger.
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@toniganzon (69074)
• Philippines
13 May
@celticeagle Yes, it does make the house appear bigger if you make one of the walls into a mirror. Not the tiny decorative mirrors but one whole wall.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
13 May
@toniganzon .......Oh, yes indeed. Mirrors need to be set strategically so you see them coming and going and it gives the illusion of more space.
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@Deepizzaguy (65120)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
10 May
I like the one about the seven years of bad luck breaking a mirror.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
I didn't care for that one.
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@Deepizzaguy (65120)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
11 May
@celticeagle It sounds like a lie.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
@Deepizzaguy ........I think it usually is.
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• Midland, Michigan
12 May
There are faces in mirrors all the time, but thankfully they are usually our own. Some of those myths were new to me.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
12 May
Something new is nice, huh?
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@LindaOHio (91367)
• United States
11 May
Interesting even though I don't believe any of it.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
I don't either for the most part.
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@franxav (12716)
• India
10 May
Interesting myths. Spooky .
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
.....and I do like spooky.
@dgobucks226 (30017)
10 May
Yes, anytime you drop glass of any kind, and it doesn't break you can consider yourself lucky
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
True. Being minus the clean-up experience is always nice.
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@Ladanger (14522)
• United States
10 May
I love topics like these. Now I want to try facing two mirrors.
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@celticeagle (130821)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May
I want to do the same.
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