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|CSM Number : 198|
|Short name:||The Brawling Pilgrims||Alternative:||Brawlers reconciled (Terena)|
|Incipit:||Muitas vezes volv’ o demo|
|Refrain:||Muitas vezes volv’ o demo/ as gentes por seus pecados/ que non quer Santa Maria/ pois lle son acomendados.|
|Summary of narrative|
A large band of men, gathered at Terena started a brawl at the devil’s instigation.
The fight lasted most of the night, and many of them were wounded.
Because the men were her pilgrims, the Virgin did not want them to leave the battle dead or wounded.
She caused them to make friends with one another.
When they sought to bury their dead companions and to treat the wounded, none were to be found. Instead, all they could see were battered swords and shields. All of the men had bruises, but they were not seriously injured.
After the men had celebrated the Virgin’s feast, they gave her gifts of money and cattle.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||7|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|brawl, cattle, invincibility , pilgrimage|
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|Milagres e romarias portuguesas nas Cantigas de Santa Maria|
|Os Riba de Vizela, Senhores de Terena (1259-1312)|