In the forest of Oza inhabited
a Moor woman that had managed to reunite, with certain arts, a great
amount of chalices, some cross and other objects of cult. A shepherd
of the contours found a day, lost in the mount, one of those chalices.
Being a christian faithful, hurried to take it to Siresa, but
soon he noticed that was persecuted by the Moor. Running so much he
could, arrived at the monastery of San Pedro knowing that there
he would find safe refuge, since, for being sacred enclosure, would
be free of his pursuer. The Moor woman, infuriated, was transformed
into serpent, and giving loose her wrath she gave a phenomenal thrash
in one of the pews of the entrance, in which it was recorded the track
of its tail.
The "Forato" (hole)
of the Moor woman, of Aquilué, a cavity in the today precipice
of the Virgin of the Rivers, conserves the memory of a mysterious
Moor who only left her shelter to comb a main lady of the town. Was
her work of such perfection, that she was compensated with some gold
About hairdresser is the history of
the queen Moor of Rasal also. In the caves that have taken
her name, they lived, in contiguous arrangements, a Moor woman and
a Moor man sentimentally united. An old woman of Rasal went
every day to this place to comb the beautiful hair of the Moor, although
never perceived allowance by its task . Until a day, in payment to
her wonderful work, that queen of the caves flattered to the old woman
with a great flock of cows, that appeared to her backs. Her generous
donor noticed to her that she did not watch backwards until the last
cow of the herd had entered into the corral, because to do it thus,
the flock would disperse and would disappear by the mount.
The old woman, with great excitation,
and accompanied by the uproarious concert of moos and cowbells to
her backs, followed the advice, and thus arrived until the stable.
She opened the door and began to enter the cows, whose number seemed
never to diminish. From such way, that the old hairdesser, astonished
of the amount of cattle that entered in corral, forgetting the warning
of the Moor, returned the head in an irresistible impulse from curiosity,
and at that same moment as much the cows which lacked to enter, like
already locked up, dispersed and disappeared as predicted her donor.
When she could close the door of the stable, only were there left
four animals. The facts happened in "Petrico"
House of Rasal.
The Ibón (mountain lake) de
Plan is also known as Basa de la Mora and on its crystalline
waters, the clean heart persons, can see, in the morning of the day
of San Juan, the transformed spirit of a beautiful Muslim who
slides and dances incessantly by the blue surface of the impressive
lake or ibón.
This Moor, goes dressed in most fascinating
attire: serpents of the most varied colors in her neck, arms, legs,
feet and hands, and that, with the movements of the dance, shine brightly
to the sun with the thousand brightness of most precious stones. It`s
said that it is the soul of a Moor princess who a day, fleeing of
one from so many incidents between Moors and Christians of those distant
times, was lost by the peaks of Gistau, and vagues, since then,
by those summits and forests. Only in the magical hours in the morning
of San Juan is made visible its wandering soul, there, on waters
of ibón (mountain lake) or raft, where the clean-heart persons,
the pure glances, can contemplate her fantastic dance. The tradition
recommends to reach that visionary purity to wash the face in cold
and crystalline waters of the lake.
More altoaragoneses histories speak
of enchanted Moors: the queen Moor of Alquézar, that after
the taking of the population by the Christians, was captured and maintained
imprisoned in a cave (Cave of the Moor); the prisoner Moor Queen of
the Cuevas de la Reina, of Santa Eulalia la Mayor, in
the zone of Vadiello, now submerged under waters of the marsh;
the invisible Moor of the Sena, that tended in a hill the clothes
that she washed; the Moor Queen of Belarra, and her ladies
- who others turned a witch queen and her companions-, who have made
legend her place of seat (the Chair of the Moor), Moors and young
moors that left their indelible memory, grottos, sources, lakes and
Like the caves of Chaves and
Solencio de Bastarás, that were during long years house
of an enchanted Moor. There the shepherds of the contour went to deposit
every day a bread and a cruet of water. It was a tribute that demanded
the Moor. The bread disappeared and the cruet was daily drained. The
night of San Juan the enchanted inhabitant was shown, and if
some young and inexpert shepherd was neglected and made the rounds
by the neighborhoods, the Moor woman fascinated him with her beauty
and introduced him in her hiding place where it`s said that they were
married. To the next year exactly, the shepherd died.