The Mirror of Liriope

Mirrors are not to be trifled with. Once, there were many taboos associated with mirrors. The taboos became superstitions and the superstitions began to fade. Some remain in present times. But once, even children knew that one should never turn one’s back on a mirror. Even children knew that one should keep a candle or torch nearby when looking in a mirror, even during the daylight. That one should never crack or break a mirror, and if a mirror should break, one should cover it quickly, gather the pieces and bury them in the ground. If the mirror was too big for that, then one should flee or else be ready for a terrible battle with a terrible enemy.

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