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CSM Number : 44
Short name: The Knight whose Goshawk was Returned by Santa Maria de Salas Alternative: Knight recovers lost goshawk
Incipit: Quen fiar na madre do Salvador
Refrain: Quen fiar na madre do Salvador/ non perderá ren de quanto seu for.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Aragón Protagonist(s): a nobleman and his hawk

A nobleman from Aragón lost his goshawk while hunting.

The bird was large, handsome and skilled at catching birds, both large and small.

The nobleman was distressed and sent a proclamation throughout the land.

Then he took a wax model of the bird to Salas. He asked the Virgin to return his bird and vowed to serve her and to tell of her pre-eminence among the saints.

He attended mass, but before he departed, the Virgin made the goshawk alight on his hand.

With tears in his eyes, he praised the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 10 10 10 10 Refrain: 10 10
No. of Stanzas: 9
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T44, E44, To58
Poncelet reference
ex-voto, hawk, hunting, mass, Saints (other)
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Santa María de Salas en el Siglo XIII. Estudio sobre algunas Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Aguado Bleye, Pedro
La chasse dans la miniature gothique castillane du XIIIeme siècle
Cómez Ramos, Rafael
La cetrería en las imágenes de las Cantigas de Santa María
Corti, Francisco
The Miracles Came in Two by Two: Paired Narratives in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen
Alfonso X the Learned. Cantigas de Santa Maria. An Anthology
Parkinson, Stephen
Birds of Prey and the Dry Textbook: King Alfonso’s Laws, Science, and Cantigas of the Hunt
Seniff, Dennis P.
Las cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio relativas a Santa Maria de Sala (Huesca)
Ubieta Arteta, Antonio
Mestre Giraldo e os seus Tratados de Alveitaria e Cetraria
Vasconcelos, Carolina Michaëlis de
Mestre Giraldo e os seus tratados de alveitaria e cetraria
Vasconcelos, Carolina Michaëlis de and Teófilo Braga
Cantigas de Santa Maria de Afonso X, O Sábio: aspectos culturais e literários
Vaz Leão, Angela