Why are people so superstitious about mirrors?

Mirrors, Magic and Myth

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Mirrors feature in myth, fable and magic. I imagine that we all know at least one superstition about owning, breaking or hanging mirrors. Seven Years of Bad Luck, Mirrors and Lost Souls of course amongst the most common themes.

Mirrors are quite magical in and of themselves. They seem to hold within them a copy of the…

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