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|CSM Number : 243|
|Short name:||The Huntsmen who were Trapped under Ice||Alternative:||Hunters are trapped under ice|
|Incipit:||Carreiras e semedeiros/ busca a Virgen Maria|
|Refrain:||Carreiras e semedeiros/ busca a Virgen Maria/ pera fazer todavia/ seus miragres verdadeiros.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||near Vilasirga||Protagonist(s):||two falconers of King Alfonso X|
Two falconers of Alfonso X were hunting with their birds near Vilasirga.
The hunters released the falcons on a riverbank.
The falcons struck some ducks, causing them to fall into the water. The river was partially frozen, and the ducks sank under the ice.
When the falconers saw this, they went out onto the ice to retrieve the ducks.
The ice broke under their weight and they were trapped beneath it. They stayed under the ice for quite a while, praying to the Virgin of Vilasirga.
The ice melted and the hunters escaped. They rode straight to Vilasirga where they praised the Virgin.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||7' 7' 7' 7'|
|No. of Stanzas:||6|
|Rhyme scheme:||ABBA | ccca||Zejel:||Yes|
|accident, duck , falcon, hunting, ice, king, knight, pilgrimage, river|
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|La sociedad medieval española reflejada en la obra de Alfonso el Sabio|
González, Jr., Juan
|Birds of Prey and the Dry Textbook: King Alfonso’s Laws, Science, and Cantigas of the Hunt|
Seniff, Dennis P.
|Cantigas de Santa Maria de Afonso X, O Sábio: aspectos culturais e literários|
Vaz Leão, Angela