What is an obsidian mirror used for? The Aztecs used obsidian for medicinal purposes and viewed its reflective surface as a shield against bad spirits. The volcanic glass was also associated with death, the underworld, and capturing the image and soul of a person.
Are mirrors made of obsidian? Mirrors were fashioned from three different types of stone at Teotihuacan, these were mica, obsidian and iron pyrite.
What happened to the obsidian mirror? After Sunny escaped Sunny stole the mirror and used it to follow her captors to the the desert. To keep it safe, she buried it in the sand before entering the Scorpion Den, following the NightWings.
How is obsidian reflective? Freshly broken pieces of obsidian have a very high luster. Ancient people noticed that they could see a reflection in obsidian and used it as a mirror. Later, pieces of obsidian were ground flat and highly polished to improve their reflective abilities. Obsidian’s hardness of 5.5 makes it relatively easy to carve.