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|CSM Number : 233|
|Short name:||The Knight who was Protected by a Heavenly Army||Alternative:||Knight is protected by heavenly army|
|Incipit:||Os que bõa morte morren|
|Refrain:||Os que bõa morte morren/ e son quitos de pecados/ son con Deus e con sa Madr’ e/ sempre fazen seus mandados.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Peñacova near Santo Domingo de Silos||Protagonist(s):||a knight|
A knight was constantly harassed by his enemies who wished to kill him.
They caught up with him on the road one day outside Santo Domingo de Silos.
They chased him and he took refuge in a Marian hermitage near Peñacova. Many Christian warriors, who had died battling the Moors, were buried at that place.
The knight prayed to the Virgin to pardon his sins and to protect him.
His enemies approached the church and saw a great army surrounding it. They realised that the defenders, so rapidly deployed, were not ordinary men. Not wanting to incur the wrath of God or the Virgin, they drew back.
The knight and his enemies were reconciled and they returned together.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||10|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|burial, enemy (confrontation with), hermitage, knight, knights (celestial), Muslims/Moors, pardon, pilgrimage, repentance (see also confession)|
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|Another Aspect of the Virgin Mary in the Cantigas de Santa Maria|
Davis, Jr, William Richard