Why should glass bullets and other odd items (usually not used as ammunition) harm a fext?

A fext is a revenant that is impervious to most damage, superman style, but glass it its kryptonite, why?

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    If you take a look at the czech wikipedia you have a much detailed description... Excuse my Czech here which is what it is... /*Legend says that anything shot toward the Fext is turned against the person firing [...] When the Fext should be killed he needs to be shot with an unusual projectile such as a button, stone, piece of glass. */ No glass bullet but piece of glass. The main sources giving in the Czech Wikipedia is in Czech. Once again, I read some languages. I can read some Czech, but certainly not a whole book... – Gibet Dec 11 '17 at 17:03
  • One of the interesting things about the firearms of the time--musket and arquebus, is that you could load them with non-standard ammunition, such as rocks, buttons and nails. – DukeZhou Dec 13 '17 at 18:55

Perhaps non-translucent materials suitable for use as projectiles reflect the person's intention back on him who wishes to harm the fext, and glass, which is translucent, does not? One would have a neat pair of binary opposites here: metaphorically reflective and non-reflective, and physically non-translucent and translucent.

This is just a guess. It could also be something to do with the amount of knowledge that has gone into making the glass, especially if it is a special kind. As an amorphous or non-crystalline solid, glass is weird - it is practically its own state of matter - and this too might be relevant, analogously to the "neither day nor night" nature of twilight.

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