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|CSM Number : 167|
|Short name:||The Muslim Child who was Revived at Salas||Alternative:||Muslim child revived (Salas)|
|Incipit:||Quen quer que na Virgen fia|
|Refrain:||Quen quer que na Virgen fia/ e a roga de femença/ valer-ll-á, pero que seja/ d\' outra lee en creença.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Borja (in Zaragoza), and Salas||Protagonist(s):||a Moorish woman and her son|
A Moorish woman from Borja had a beautiful son.
The boy became ill and died.
His mother had heard of the miracles performed by the Virgin of Salas and she decided to trust in her.
Despite the objections of other Moorish women, she commended her son to the Virgin and bought a wax image to offer at Salas.
She went to Salas, carrying her dead son. She prayed to the Virgin, keeping vigil all night long.
The Virgin revived the child although he had been dead for three days. The woman converted to Christianity.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||7|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|children, conversion, ex-voto, illness, Muslims/Moors, pilgrimage, resurrection, vigil, vow|
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|Santa María de Salas en el Siglo XIII. Estudio sobre algunas Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio|
Aguado Bleye, Pedro
|Elementos de Reconquista: Moras y judías en las ’Cantigas’ de Alfonso V|
Benito de Pedro, Ana
|The Cantigas, or ’Songs of Praise of St. Mary’|
Burns, Robert I.
|Las Cantigas de Santa Maria|
Filgueira Valverde, José
|Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso X el Sabio, rey de Castilla|
López Serrano, Matilde
|Recordings of Las [sic] Cantigas de Santa Maria Contained in the Facsimile Edition Published by Edilán (Madrid 1979)|
Tinnell, Roger D.