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We Know Why People Say You Get Seven Years' Bad Luck When You Break A Mirror

Blame ancient Rome.

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According to Israel Drazin, author of Maimonides and the Biblical Prophents, "the ancient Romans believed that when you looked in a mirror, the image you saw represented your soul." So if you broke a mirror, you also broke your soul.


The number seven was very special in ancient Rome. So special that the Romans believed that life "renewed itself every seven years." So if you broke a mirror, your soul was broken, but your luck would change after seven years."