Broken Mirror Superstition

One of the most common and persistent superstitions alive and well in the world today is that “breaking a mirror will cause seven years of bad luck and/or cause the death of a loved one.” (Pick one or choose both.) Mankind has always been fascinated by his reflection. From the earliest days of the caveman in the prehistoric world, people gazed into water and saw a likeness of their “other selves.” By the time that mankind had advanced to the point of being able to actually record history, it was determined that if one saw one’s image in a stream, a lake, or a pond, and the image was distorted, it foretold of coming disaster. The ancient Egyptians invented an …