A special mirror which reflects the deepest desires of those who look at it
The Mirror of Erised fact file
- Magical properties
The mirror reveals, to anyone who stands in front of it, a reflection of their heart’s desire
It was a magnificent mirror, as high as the ceiling, with an ornate gold frame, standing on two clawed feet.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
by J.K. Rowling
Harry sank down to sit on the floor in front of the mirror. There was nothing to stop him staying here all night with his family.
It shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.