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If vampires cannot be seen through a mirror, then how can they be seen by the naked eye?
The eye itself acts like a mirror, so shouldn't that mean that a vampire could not be seen by the naked eye? Or does an eye and a mirror cancel each other out? Silly question after watching a vampire movie, just wondering if anyone else thought of it.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Actually the reason vampires could not be seen in mirrors is because they believed mirrors reflected souls and vampires, being the undead, had no souls (nothing to do with silver etc). This is also the reason it's bad luck to break mirrors (breaks the part of your soul captured in it - you soul regenerated every seven years, according to this myth. Wonder what that says about seven year old vampires?) and why people covered them when people died in the house (to prevent souls being captured) and why they used to say mirrrors always show the true face (showing the soul, not the outward appearance).
None of which is scientifically true, this is *mythology*. In the extremely unlikely event of the existance of vampires, they would reflect all over the place.
And as a note on the science side: the eye does not at all act like a mirror, as it reflects very little light back at all. Unless you are a cat or other nocturnal animal, in which case your eyes have some reflective proterties to make the most use of limited light, which utterly messes up your ability to focus. Human eyes do not do this. There is limited reflection off the surface, which has absolutely no effect on the eye's abil;ity to function. Light hits and is mostly absorbed by the retina. Light hits and largely bounces off mirrors. Difference.
- SalvacionfLv 41 decade ago
in the movies, vampires do not have shadows, as the saying goes, a person without a shadow cannot see himself and face the mirror, but can seen by a naked eye, and others too.Source(s): own opinion
- kilroymasterLv 71 decade ago
Well if a vampire could not really see themselves in a mirror then there is no need for them to hate a mirror with the passion that they do.... The reflection of the human eye is far different then the simple reflection that is seen in a mirror.... There is a huge legend about vampires and mirrors I say make an effort to read it..............
- 7 years ago
If vampires can't see themselves in a mirror, how come Count Dracula is always perfectly groomed?
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- skimmerLv 41 decade ago
It has to do with the silver backing on old mirrors. Back in the day mirrors were made with a silver/nitrate backing to reflect the image. Then they were covered with glass. And silver has certain adverse affects on mythological creatures. Such as werewolves. Since then the idea has changed to include his reflection in anything. I don't really know Im just making up sh!t that sounds plausible! haha
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- 1 decade ago
vampires can be seen in the mirror.that is just a legend that people made up to get their kids to stop saying they saw a vampire.they would ask them if they were able to see the person in the mirror.if they said yes then they would say they were not a vampire.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
the mirror thing is related to how they have no soul, same reason they have no shadow.
- Anonymous5 years ago
I also want to ask the same question
- Anonymous5 years ago
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