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|CSM Number : 398|
|Short name:||The Wolves that Guarded Sheep||Alternative:||Wolves guard sheep|
|Incipit:||A madre do Pastor bõo|
|Refrain:||A madre do Pastor bõo/ que connosceu seu gãado/ ben pode guardar aquele/ que lle for acomendado.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Santa Maria do Porto||Protagonist(s):||a man named don Domingo, and his wife, doña Sancha|
King Alfonso X of Léon and Castile built a very noble church in Santa Maria do Porto. While it was being built, the Virgin performed many miracles there.
One of the first settlers in Santa Maria do Porto was a man named don Domingo. He lost thirty lambs there. He wandered anxiously over valleys and hills, searching for them.
Meanwhile, his wife, doña Sancha, went to the church and begged the Virgin to protect the sheep from the wolves.
After searching for three days, don Domingo found his sheep huddled together encircled by wolves.
None of them had been killed, because Mary had protected them from the wolves. He was immensely relieved, gathered his flock and led it back to town.
When the people saw the miracle, they gave praise to the Virgin because she caused the wolves to guard the lambs.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||9|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|church (construction of) , sheep, shepherd, wool, flock|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|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
|Historia del Puerto de Santa María|
Sancho Mayi [Sopranís], Hipólito