The emblems, enigmas and hieroglyphics were very popular in the Golden Age culture. Literature is a good example of this, as it can be seen in the literary works that took part in the poetry competitions held on the occasion of the enthronement of the Virgen de la Fuencisla's image in her new shrine in Segovia, an event that took place in 1613 and that is described in the work Milagros de Nuestra Señora de la Fuencisla (1615), by Dr. Jerónimo de Alcalá Yáñez, which belongs to the genre of events relations, so popular in the Spanish seventeenth century. In this article, we study some hieroglyphs and enigmas included in that work, in which we can see how these literary compositions are not only nourished by the Bible and the Gospel, but also by the Emblem Tradition and the mythological world.
- Emblem tradition and mythology
- Event relations
- Golden age literature
- Jerónimo de alcaláyáñez
- Marian literature
- Milagros de Nuestra Señora de la Fuencisla