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|CSM Number : 174|
|Short name:||The Knight who Cut out his Tongue||Alternative:||Knight cuts out tongue|
|Incipit:||Como aa Virgen pesa/ de quen erra a ciente|
|Refrain:||Como aa Virgen pesa/ de quen erra a ciente/ outrossi ar praz-lle muito/ de quen s’ ende ben repente.|
|Summary of narrative|
A knight was devoted to the Virgin and loved her dearly.
One day, he lost a game of dice and began to curse God and the Virgin.
After he had said these things, he regretted them deeply. Weeping, he cut off his tongue with a knife.
He went to his lodgings and lay in bed in great pain. He prayed to the Virgin to forgive him.
He fell asleep and the Virgin appeared to him. She promised to heal him because he trusted in her and had shown remorse.
She put his hand in his mouth and healed his tongue. He was so well that he never again suffered pain in his mouth, tongue or teeth.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||8|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|amputation, apparition, blasphemy, dice, gambling, knight, pardon, repentance (see also confession), tongue, wound|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|’Alea jacta est’: at the gaming table with Alfonso the Learned|
Carpenter, Dwayne E.
|Itinéraire espagnol du conte médiéval (VIIIs-XVs)|
Marsan, Rameline E.
|Valor de la música de las Cantigas|
Ribera y Tarragó, Julián
|’Virgo Antiludens’: Xogos de azar, blasfémia e castigo nas Cantigas de Santa María de Afonso X o Sabio|
Ventura Ruiz, Joaquim