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To Kill Basilisks by a Mirror

In the book of Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke,  the silver dragon hid in the basilisk cavern, he was nearly killed by the basilisk, but the professor Barnabas Greenbloom saved him.

Acording to the legend, Basilisk was the most terrible monster, the mere sound of their voices or one glance from their terrible eyes is usually enough to kill. But a basilisk can't survive the sight of its own reflection, so Professor Greenbloom killed it by a mirror.

The ancient Egyptians knew about those monsters, they thought the basilisk hatched from a poisoned ibis egg. However, another theory claims that a basilisk is born when a five-year-old cockerel lays an egg, which fortunately doesn't happen every often.

In Chinese traditional culture, there was a type of magic mirror called Monster-reveal Mirror, that shows a monster for what it really is.  

Chinese people may fit a mirror on the middle of the front wall of a new house to keep monsters away from their house.

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