Vicente,Sabina and Cristeta. · DacianoThe rich Jew The snake.
This legend happened at the end of the Roman Empire( V- 5th century).The Roman governor (he was called Daciano ),with all his army persecuted some people because of their religious ideas.That is how the legend starts, Vicente, Cristeta and Sabina didn´t want to sign one document in which it was written that they believe d in the Roman Gods. Like they didn´t believe in them they came to Ávila escaping from Daciano.
·It happened inÁvila.· In this period Ávilawas a safe city,because of itslocation it wassituated at the top ofa mountain, and inthis way you couldsee all around thecity. · There was ariver(Adaja) thatprotected one side ofthe city.
Inside S Vicente basilica there is a altarpiece , with images that tell and show the legend:S Vicente was taken toDaciano, he judged himand he was sent to prison.
Their sisters went to visit One nighthim to prison. He wanted to Vicente,Sabina andescape from there. Cristeta escaped to Ávila riding horses.
But they were They were tortured…captured in Ávila by They died.Daciano´s army.
One Jew went to see the bodies and laughed at them. God sent aThe souls of the snake who startedthree brothers were drowning him. The jewfree.. And went with said to God: Pleasethe angels to the sky. save me and I will believe in you.
The legend tells that after that ,S Vicente basilica was built, in honor to the three martyr Saints, (Vicente,Sabina and Cristeta).The jew was saved byGod.He was baptized andhe built one tomb for thebodies.
In my legend the villain is the rich jew.He was the villain because he was cruel, he laughed at the bodies of the Christian that were sacrificed.He didn´t respect the different religions,he thought that because he was jew, he was superior to the Christian people,he was disrespectful.