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CSM Number : 109
Short name: The Possessed Man who was Exorcised at Salas
Incipit: Razon an os diabos de fogir
Refrain: Razon an os diabos de fogir/ ant’ a Virgen que a Deus foi parir.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Salas Protagonist(s): a possessed man

Five devils joined forces to torment a man.

He set out for Salas, but the devils prevented him from continuing on his journey.

Two Franciscans came along and took him to the church.

The demons grumbled that the Virgin would make them release the man.

A Jew asked the devils why they did not seize Jews. One of them replied that they did not harm Jews because the latter belonged to them and served them. The Jew ran away and the devils came out of the possessed man.

Everyone praised the Virgin for his deliverance.

Metrical data
Stanza: 9 9 10 10 Refrain: 10 10
No. of Stanzas: 10
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T109, E109
Poncelet reference
baptism, devils, Franciscans, Jews
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Santa María de Salas en el Siglo XIII. Estudio sobre algunas Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Aguado Bleye, Pedro
The Jew in the Cántigas of Alfonso X, el Sabio
Bagby, Albert
Mecanismos de envolvimento da instância autoral nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Bittencourt, Vanda de Oliveira
Os xudeos nas Cantigas de Santa María
Filgueira Valverde, José
Cantigas armonizadas y adaptadas al órgano por Jesús Guridi
Guridi, Jesús
Anti-Semitism in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Hatton, Vikki, and Angus MacKay
Alfonso X the Learned. Cantigas de Santa Maria. An Anthology
Parkinson, Stephen
Text-music mismatches in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen
Art of Estrangement: Redefining Jews in Reconquest Spain
Patton, Pamela A.
La dialéctica texto-imagen. A propósito de la representación del judío en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso X
Rodríguez Barral, Paulino
Alfonso X, el rey sabio ¿tolerante con la minoría judía? Una lectura emblemática de las Cantigas de Santa Maria
Roitman, Gisela
Os judeus na Espanha do século XIII, segundo as Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso X o Sábio
Teensma, B. N.