Ponte de Mizarela - Vieira do Minho, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 41° 41.524 W 008° 01.156
29T E 581612 N 4616052
Quick Description: [PT]Uma ponte histórica chamada pelos locais de Ponte do Diabo. [ENG]A historic bridge, the locals call it the Devil's Bridge..
Location: Braga, Portugal
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 8:07:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMGYGD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
[PT]
"A lenda da ponte da Mizarela

Segundo a lenda local, esta ponte foi construída pelo próprio Diabo:

"Havia um mau homem em terras de Além Douro, a quem a justiça encarniçadamente perseguia por vários crimes e que sempre escapava, como conhecedor que era dos esconderijos proporcionados pela natureza. Apertado, porém, muito de perto, embrenhou-se um dia no sertão e, transviado, achou-se de repente à borda de uma ribeira torrencial, em sítio alpestre e medonho, pelo alcantilado dos penedos e pelo fragor das águas que ali se despenhavam em furiosa catadupa. Apelou o malvado para o Anjo-Mau e tanto foi invocá-lo que o Diabo lhe apareceu. 'Faz-me transpor o abismo e dou-te a minha alma', disse-lhe. O Diabo aceitou o pacto e lançou uma ponte sobre a torrente. O réprobo passou e seguiu sem olhar para trás como lhe fora exigido, mas pouco depois sentiu grande estrépito, como de muitas pedras que se derrocavam, e ninguém mais ouviu falar da improvisada ponte. Os anos volveram e, enfim, chegou a hora do passamento. Moribundo e arrependido, confessou ao sacerdote o seu pacto. Este foi ao sítio da ponte e tratou igual pacto com o Diabo. A ponte reapareceu e o sacerdote passou, mas tirando rápido, um ramo de alecrim, molhou-o na caldeirinha que levava oculta, três vezes aspergiu, fazendo o sinal da cruz e pronunciando as palavras sacramentais dos exorcismos. O mesmo foi fazê-lo que sumir-se o Demónio, deixando o ar cheio de um vapor acre e espesso, de pez e resina, de envolta com cheiro sufocante de enxofre, ficando de pé a ponte."

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[EN]
" The Legend of Mizarela bridge.

According to local legend, this bridge was built by the Devil himself:

"There was a bad man the lands of Alem Douro, who was fiercely pursued by the justice for various crimes and always escaped, because how knowledgeable he was of the hiding places provided by nature. Tight, however, very closely, plunged into a day in the backcountry, and misguided, found himself suddenly at the edge of a torrential river in alpine site and ghastly, the cliff of rocks and the furious roar of the waters that pass the clff, he appealed to the evil Anjo-Mau and so it was invoking the Devil appeared to him. 'Make me bridge across the gap and give you my soul,' he told him. the Devil accepted the pact and launched a bridge over the stream. went and followed the reprobate without looking back as he was required, but soon felt great clatter as many stones that fall, and no one else heard the makeshift bridge. years oped and, finally, it was time for passing. Dying and repentant, priest confessed to his covenant. This was the site of the bridge and tried the same deal with the devil. reappeared bridge and the priest went, but taking quick, a branch of rosemary, dipped it in the Cauldron carrying concealed three times sprinkled, making the sign of the cross and pronouncing the sacramental words of exorcism. same was doing it to disappear is the Devil, leaving the air filled with a vapor acrid and thick, pitch and resin, wrapped with a suffocating smell of sulfur, standing up the bridge. "


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