Mirror offers Protection from Evil

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There is a very big and round stone which looks like a mirror, and in front of the mirror there is a long body with a lot of legs. It is called a centipede, right? The surface of the mirror is covered by a very, very thin handkerchief. So if we take the handkerchief away, the mirror reflects a lot of light, which, like magic, scares the centipede away. You see? So it was scared by the mirror. And also in the rural areas, especially in some villages, you can see a lot of houses (they are farmers’ houses). So people like to put the mirror on their door just to protect themselves from the evil and from the spirits. They are very superstitious. It’s very popular to do that.

The tour guide-Mr. Li is from China Odyssey Tours

By Shi Liwei