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|CSM Number : 197|
|Short name:||The Possessed Boy who was Revived||Alternative:||Possessed boy is revived (Terena)|
|Incipit:||Como quer que gran poder/ á o dem’ en fazer mal|
|Refrain:||Como quer que gran poder/ á o dem’ en fazer mal/ mayor l’ á en ben fazer/ a Reinna spirital.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Cumbres near Jerez de Badajoz, and Terena||Protagonist(s):||a young man possessed by the devil|
There was a wealthy man in Cumbres near Jerez de Badajoz. He had crops and herds and a son whom he loved dearly.
He sent his son to herd the cattle, but the young man was seized by the devil several times a day, sometimes as many as seven times.
Once the devil attacked him so powerfully that he strangled and killed him.
While his relatives were mourning him, his brother told them that the dead man had vowed to go on pilgrimage to Terena to seek pardon for his sins. He volunteered to go in the dead man’s stead, and promised that if the Virgin would pardon his dead brother, he would give her ten pigs.
Instantly, the dead man revived.
The next day he and his brother set off together to Terena. When they arrived they made their offering and reported the miracle.
|Stanza:||15 15 15 15||Refrain:||7 7 7 7|
|No. of Stanzas:||10|
|Rhyme scheme:||ABAB | cccb||Zejel:||Yes|
|cattle, children, devils, pilgrimage, resurrection, vow|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
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Filgueira Valverde, José
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|Os Riba de Vizela, Senhores de Terena (1259-1312)|
|Alfonso X, el rey sabio ¿tolerante con la minoría judía? Una lectura emblemática de las Cantigas de Santa Maria|
|Santa Maria de Terena nas Cantigas de Affonso, o Sabio no século XIII -Breve nota|
Vasconcelos, José Leite de