Cantiga 47 of the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X
The Devil who Appeared in the Shape of Three Beasts
A monk observed all the rules of his order. Once, however, he went to the cellar and consumed so much wine that he became very drunk.
Source: Plate 8 'Daily Life Depicted In The Cantigas de Santa Maria' by Keller & Cash
He tried to leave the cellar and go to the church, but the devil, in the shape of a bull, attempted to gore him.
The monk called on the Virgin, who scared the bull away.
The devil then appeared to the monk in the form of a tall, thin, shaggy, black man.
The monk called on the Virgin, who scared the man away.
The monk went into the church where the devil appeared to him in the form of a lion. The Virgin hit the lion with a stick and chased it away. She then consoled the monk and advised him to behave better in future.
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