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Broken Mirror Brings 7 Years Of Bad Luck. But What Is The Truth Behind It? Find Out As We Bust This Myth

Aishwarya Dudha | Last Modified - Feb 21, 2018, 20:08 IST
  • Broken Mirror Brings 7 Years Of Bad Luck. But What Is The Truth Behind It? Find Out As We Bust This Myth
  • Broken Mirror Brings 7 Years Of Bad Luck. But What Is The Truth Behind It? Find Out As We Bust This Myth
  • Broken Mirror Brings 7 Years Of Bad Luck. But What Is The Truth Behind It? Find Out As We Bust This Myth
  • Broken Mirror Brings 7 Years Of Bad Luck. But What Is The Truth Behind It? Find Out As We Bust This Myth
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Fun fact. Did you know that even animals like elephants and monkeys can see their own reflection in the water ?  

In Indian culture it is believed that mirror has the power to seize a part of one's soul. Similarly, the Romans believed that the reflection of a person in a mirror is actually his soul. Therefore, breaking a mirror would cause seven years of bad luck as the soul of the person who broke the mirror would be trapped inside.
 
But is that just a superstition, or is there some logic in this belief?
 
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Many centuries back, the process of making a mirrors involved great deal of work, expertise and effort. Thus, it was very precious in those days and everyone was asked to handle it with great care.
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 Also, the broken pieces could inflict great deal of pain and septic wounds if not careful, and medical help was not immediately available.
 
 
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Hence, it was interpreted as a superstition by connecting breaking of a glass with bad luck so that people would be extra careful while carrying or handling a mirror.
Also note that Romans were the first ones to create glass mirrors. And this superstition was first heard of in Europe, and later in Chinese, African and Indian culture. 
 
 
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It was also said that if a mirror breaks, one should throw away the broken pieces into a hole and cover it with mud. So next time you break a mirror, bad luck can strike if you don't collect its shards carefully and throw them out before anyone gets hurt! That was probably done because they didn't want anyone to step over the broken pieces and hurt themselves. 

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