Mirror Myths, Legends and Facts
The concepts of the soul are often associated with mirrors, which results in a wealth of superstition surrounding mirrors. For instance, breaking a mirror causes seven years of bad luck because the soul which shatters with the broken mirror regenerates every seven years (old Roman legend). Mirrors also have a strong connection to spirits. Mirrors are covered when some dies, because according to some superstitions, a mirror can trap the soul of the person who dies.
A broken mirror to this day is said to bring seven years of bad luck. This curse goes back thousands of years ago to the period of ancient Romans. Read about the origin of this superstition and other related information.
There are many beliefs and superstitions attached to the mirrors in our legends and literature. A broken mirror to this day is said to bring seven years bad luck...
Mirrors are an effective decorating tool and they could give a new look to your home. Placing them in front of a vanity or the entrance to a house, can enhance the light in a room or reflect candlelight, or make a space look larger than it is.
Mirrors come in an incredible variety of shapes and forms. Different types of mirrors can be defined by manufacturing process, by applications or by reflection type. Here you can find out not only about modern types of mirrors, but also details on mirrors that were created in ancient and medieval times..
The optical illusions created by the ray of light bouncing between two parallel mirror surfaces have pushed inventors into creating two types of infinity mirrors. Learn more about them here.
Two-way mirror acts in the brightly lit room as an ordinary mirror, while in adjoining darker room like a transparent window. Here you can find out how the two-way mirror works and all the places where it can be found today.
Mirrors have always had a strong presence in both literary art and film, managing to be used effectively not only for their ability to reflect the real world but also as a magical device that enables travel to other worlds, a conduit to spells and devices that reflect otherworldly visuals.