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|CSM Number : 393|
|Short name:||The Rabid Boy||Alternative:||Rabid boy is healed|
|Incipit:||Macar é door a ravia|
|Refrain:||Macar é door a ravia/ maravillosa e forte/ aginna a toll’ a Madre/ do que ena cruz pres morte.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Santa Maria do Porto||Protagonist(s):||a boy with rabies|
A man from Arcos brought his rabid grandson to Santa Maria do Porto. Both he and the boy were named Alfonso.
They arrived there on the first day of April and went to the church, hoping that the Virgin would cure the boy.
He had such a bad case of rabies that he writhed violently and could not drink anything offered to him. He stayed like this for four days, more dead than alive.
However, the very first night that he held a vigil in the church, his condition rapidly improved and he was able to drink water.
He was cured from then on.
When his grandfather, don Alfonso, was convinced of the boy’s cure, he and the others there raised their hands toward heaven and praised the Virgin for the miracle.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||8|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|children, pilgrimage, rabies, vigil, water, wine, grandfather, grandson, appetite (loss of) , bile|
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|Poesía de santuarios|
Filgueira Valverde, José
|Los orígenes del culto de Santa María del Puerto, 1255-1500|
Hisan, Pedro (pseud.) [ = Sancho de Sopranís, Hipólito]
|Alfonso X y las Cantigas a Santa Maria|
Martínez Alfonso, Manuel