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The narrator starts to tremble. Antonia’s mother, who is a devout woman, has a hand that lacks some fingers, thus to hide this imperfection she wears a black glove. Witchcraft and religion often found themselves to be rivals. This saludadora also has the power to evoke evil.

Her dislike for the boy seems unreasonable. The Galician people believed in portents and omens, witches and demonic possession. Summary [ edit ] Description El embrujado Valle. Interestingly, their first choice is to consult the saludador de Cela.

In this instance, even a man of God uses superstition to aid him in his evil doings. 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.

Usually the fascinador is a marginal member of society, that is, they live on the fringes of society, limiting their contact with it.

Superstition in Valle-Inclán’s Jardín umbrío, El Pasajero nº 22, estío

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. 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. His face is bandaged up and the boy believes he sees that his ears have been clipped, all the proof he needs that the cat and Bretal are one and the same.


You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this falle is in emrujado public domain in the United States. Valld toda tierra muy religiosa, Galicia vive de demonio.

Roviro writes that both religion and superstition have their place in the lives of the Galician people. Here the use of prayer and of witchcraft are combined to cure the mal de ojo curse.

Jesus does not cure her then and there, but rather sends her home to wait for him. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This page incllan last edited on 9 Novemberat Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: He cannot forget the woman and when a dog comes in and runs off with the hand, he goes off after it in a maddened rage even though Madre Silva cautions him that he will wander the woods until he is an old man. She valle had a dream that the Countess was calling her, and so she came to her immediately.

El embrujado : tragedia de tierras de Salnes, original

She is described as being vqlle, but also has powerful, mysterious powers. At one point, while everyone is in the salon, the mother feels that a cat is scratching beneath the sofa, but no one else sees or hears it. When the Countess becomes aware of the crime she does not report it to the authorities or even the Church. He was painted, described and studied. She is a devout and caring woman, however, she cannot abide Bretal. Incla grandmother is certain her ailing grandchild is near death because of the howling of the dogs, and her apprehensions move her to declare embgujado she hears the beating of the child’s wings, as though he were practising flying.


Within the booty presented to her there is a bejewelled hand. However when one of the old women of the village passes by to embrujao about their health, she tells the boys to have a mass said to San Electus, giving them hope that there might still be a chance to overcome their deadly predicament.

She was the daughter of a king. He states that religion is a very real part of the everyday life of this agrarian population. The next morning his dead body is found floating in the river.

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He points to the mirror where he sees a shrouded figure with a knife at his throat. One is able to discern then that within Bretal there is a religious-satanic relationship warring, but it seems that the devil is winning in this instance. When the Countess asks her if she can work evil spells, the old woman baulks, saying that it is a sin.