The Magic and Myths of Mirrors

"I looked in the mirror and what did I see...."

What does one see when one looks in a mirror? Is it merely as the song says "...a nine stone weakling with knobbly knees..." or is there more to be seen in a mirror than one's own reflection?

Mirrors have a certain mystique about them which gives rise to beliefs, magic, myths legends and superstitions.

Amongst many things they have been seen as a "tool of the devil", a "catcher of souls", a harbinger of things to come, a portal to another dimension and a source of bad luck.

But what are these beliefs, myths and superstitions and where do they come from?

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