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Where did the idea that breaking a mirror will bring seven years of bad luck come from?
The superstition about breaking mirrors began with the ancient Romans, who supposedly saw their souls while looking at themselves in gazing pools. If someone threw a stone into a pool, breaking up a gazer’s image, it meant seven years of bad luck for the gazer. Since we don’t have gazing pools nowadays, breaking a mirror is thought to have the same consequence.

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