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Ahora mismo estoy oyendo las silenciosas pisadas del Alcaide Carcelero! She turns to the local witch to mete out her revenge.

A dwarf kept her prisoner. He points to the mirror where he sees a shrouded figure with a knife at his throat.

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She then rips out seven pages and places them on the Countess’ mirror. While Basilisa runs around the room with an olive branch sprinking holy water, Antonia’s mother grabs Antonia by the hair to make her stop thinking of Bretal, thus ridding themselves of the tormenting cat.

The narrator starts to tremble. His mother sees nothing. She is a devout and caring woman, however, she cannot abide Bretal.

The fascinador can be a hermit, witch, vagabound, thief etc. It is this belief that the combination of the superstition and religion may provide the necessary weapons in their fight against evil. Campanella writes that the significance of the black hand, like the black cat, is the expression of witchcraft in the ambiance of Galican village life. Fortified with the explanation that Bretal had sided with demonic forces in his inclwn to acquire Antonia’s love, the members of Antonia’s niclan believed, as her mother believed, that Bretal was evil.

Sadly, the boys die the same day that the mass was said. Views View Edit History. She is an old woman of great repute. She believes embrujadi since Antonia must be thinking of him, that his malevolent thoughts have transferred themselves in the scratching cat.

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The saludadora looks at Beatriz for a while and then pronounces her diagnosis: Jesus does not cure her then and there, but rather sends her home to wait for him. As we have already discussed, Beatriz is the victim of a mal de ojo. Just feeling his gaze upon her makes the woman feel touched by a miracle. They believe there is no hope for them, so they wait for their death. The Galician people believe in portents and omens, in witches and demonic possession as much as they believed in God.

His calling upon the devil for aid in the acquisition of Antonia’s love is in direct opposition to the Catholic religion, consequently, he looks to superstitious methods to acheive his end. Her dislike of Bretal may have seeped throughout the rest of the household. The mother notices that Antonia is daydreaming. She believes that her daughter is possessed by an evil spirit. This saludadora also has the power to evoke evil. The grandsons of Noah brought the message of God, the Gauls, Celts, Phoenicians, the Romans and the Goths brought in their own mythologies, all of which were mixed together to create whatever superstitious beliefs in which the Galician people were inclined to practice and believe.

Mi madre era muy bella, blanca y rubia, siempre vestida, con guante negro en una mano, por la falta de dos dedos, y la otra, que era como una camelia, toda cubierta de sortijas. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.

The devil became a studied figure. The captain was able to see her for what she was because she had put on those rings.


Sacrilegious because Bretal is a member of the Church. In this instance, even a man of God uses superstition to aid vale in his evil doings. One observes a tight bond between everyday life and catholicism.

El embrujado : tragedia de tierras de Salnes, original

Description El embrujado Valle. A grandmother is certain her ailing grandchild is near death because of the howling of the dogs, and her apprehensions move her to declare that she hears the beating of the child’s wings, as though he were practising flying.

When the Countess becomes aware of the crime she does not report it inclab the authorities or even the Church. Here we see the use of religious objects to conjure up evil spells. The black glove, then, is the folkloric theme which Valle uses as an expression of the demonic aspect in every human being that is found next to the angelic spirit. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Antonia’s mother would rather see Antonia die than let the two lovers be together.

When the captain and his followers return to their cave, the old woman is there waiting for them. Roviro writes that both religion and superstition have their place in the lives of the Galician people.

Their faith gives them the resigned attitude needed to go about their daily tasks. Here we can see that the belief in God is not enough in certain instances. She gives e, cross to the boy and says that they must do as his mother asks and get rid of the cat.