The book El "Cantar de Mio Cid" y la épica medieval española by Alan Deyermond, at page 37, mentions

el simbolismo de la barba del Cid

that is, "the symbolism of the Cid's beard", but such a symbol is not explained. I know that the author of the poem mention several times the long beard of the Cid, but I don't know what's the symbolism conveyed in such kind of expressions. It has maybe something to do with maturity? Could anyone explain it?

  • You are referring to the book by Alan Deyermond? Commented Jan 5, 2023 at 20:29
  • Yes, sorry, @ClaraDiazSanchez: I forgot to write this in my post.
    – Charo
    Commented Jan 5, 2023 at 22:04


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