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CSM Number : 275
Short name: The Rabid Knights Hospitaller Alternative: Rabid Knights Hospitaller are healed (Terena)
Incipit: A que nos guarda do gran fog’ infernal
Refrain: A que nos guarda do gran fog’ infernal/ sãar nos pode de gran ravia mortal.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Terena Protagonist(s): two rabid Hospitaller friars

Two Hospitaller friars of the convent of Moura were stricken with rabies.rnThey raged and clutched one another and anyone they could grab.

[To subdue them] the people tied them securely with a very strong rope.rnThen, hoping that the Virgin would cure them, they took them to Terena.

They lead them with difficulty, for they were snapping like dogs. They took them across the Guadiana River and entered Portugal.

As the first friar reached the top of the hill, he looked around and saw Terena, nestling in the valley up ahead. He asked to be released and said that he could see the Virgin and was sure that he had cured her of rabies.

He asked for a drink of water.rnThe other friar said the very same thing when he saw the church. He also felt himself cured of rabies and they gave him a drink of spring water.

After they had finished drinking, they set off at once for Terena to fulfil their pilgrimage. They each offered the Virgin gifts and lit long candles, which they placed, before the Virgin’s altar.

Metrical data
Stanza: 11 11 11 11 Refrain: 11 11
No. of Stanzas: 12
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F81, E275
Poncelet reference
candle, dog, Hospitaler friars, illness, military order, monks, offerings, pilgrimage, rabies, rope, spring
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Milagres e romarias portuguesas nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Martins, Mário
Os Riba de Vizela, Senhores de Terena (1259-1312)
Rei, António