Why Don’t Vampires Have Reflections?

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Not all vampires, but a classic characteristic of many vampires is that they don’t have reflections. While other traits (aversion to the sun, hypnotic abilities…) might make sense, the lack of a reflection is a little more unusual. Why don’t they?

Angel, how do you shave?

There are two theories about this (that I’m aware of):

  1. Mirrors used to be backed with silver, a pure metal that an impure creature like a vampire can’t tolerate. In some mythologies vampires can’t touch silver, either, usually being burned by the metal if they come into contact with it. The aversion is so deep that even the vampire’s image can’t interact with silver.
  2. There is a belief that mirrors reflect the soul. As beings generally without souls, vampires have no reflection.
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Do you know of other reasons vampires don’t have reflections? What’s your favourite quirky vampire trait? Share in the comments…

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Kung Hei Fat Choy!

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Happy Year of the Rabbit!

Although I wasn’t born in a Rabbit year, I’ve always felt a connection to rabbits. Besides being adorable (and having vicious bites, which I learned the hard way!), rabbits symbolize intellect and cautiousness. The Year of the Rabbit is supposed to be one of peace and prosperity– something I think we all need.

Chinese New Year also takes place during the new moon, which is a time of change and fresh starts. I’m fully embracing this aspect, as I’m in the midst of moving (finally!) My posts (and comments) might be on the light side for the next while (I’m also still working on the new book), but I will be around. In the meantime, I wish everyone all the best for the lunar new year!

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Quote of the Day

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Cheers,

Aspasía S. Bissas

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Quote of the Day

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Happy Winter, everyone (or summer if you’re down under)! I hope you’re all enjoying the season, and getting ready to welcome the new year…

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