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Her dislike of Bretal may have seeped throughout the rest of the household. 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.

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Father Bernardo says that in Antonia’s death the devil will win not only Bretal’s soul but quite possibly Antonia’s too. When the Countess becomes aware of the crime she does not report it to the authorities or even the Church. She is described as being well-titled and devout.

Such was his power that he killed their mother because she stood in the way of his desire for Antonia. The mother complains a few times about a black cat near her but it is only after the death of his mother that the boy realizes that Bretal had been the cat that had plagued his mother. 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 grandmother is sure of her grandchild’s impending death since for the last three nights dogs have been howling at her door.

His yells are likened to animal noises.

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

Their faith gives them the resigned attitude needed to go about their daily tasks. Va,le [ edit ] Description El embrujado Valle. Here we see the use of religious objects to conjure up evil spells.


Mexico has years, Jamaica has 95 years, Colombia has 80 years, and Guatemala and Samoa have 75 years. She turns to the local witch to mete out her revenge. Green eyes are a sign of malevolent forces. His face is bandaged up and the boy believes he sees that his ears have been clipped, all the proof unclan needs that the cat and Bretal are one and the same. Within the booty presented to her there is a bejewelled hand. 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.

Sadly, the boys die the same day that the mass was said.

The mother believes it is a manifestation of Bretal. One observes a tight bond between everyday life and catholicism. One finds, through these stories, that although the Church frowned upon the use and belief of witchcraft, that it was incaln practiced on a daily basis.

El embrujado : tragedia de tierras de Salnes, original

She had had a dream that the Countess was calling her, and so she came to her immediately. The grandsons of Noah brought the message of God, the Gauls, Celts, Phoenicians, the Romans and the Goths brought in their embrunado mythologies, all of which were mixed together to create whatever superstitious beliefs in which the Galician people were inclined to practice and believe.

Folklore and superstition are just as important to the Galician people as is the Catholic Church. Christian ideology is brought in to combat this evil possession of Antonia, however, as in this instance, religion does not always triumph. 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.


This image embrujaod not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term.

Interestingly, their first choice is to consult the saludador de Cela. Through these short stories we can see the importance of the role of saludadora within Galician society. The enchantment from the hand spills over onto the captain.

From reading the palm Madre Silva recites the owner’s story. Here we can see that the belief in God is not enough in certain instances. The mother becomes frantic at this pronouncement and asks the priest about inclaan Grace of God. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less.

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inclah Campanella writes that the significance of the black hand, like the black cat, is the expression of witchcraft in the ambiance of Vallle village life. A dwarf kept her prisoner. She is an old woman of great repute. Emotionally, Antonia’s mother is a portrait of contrasts. The captain was able to see her for what she was because she had put on those rings. Human eyes had never seen her since the dwarf would make her appear as a dove or flower. T oo little, too late.