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Clavileño

legendary wooden horse on which Don Quixote and Sancho Panza think they are taking a journey through the air. [Span. Lit.: Bella, 205]
See: Horse
References in classic literature ?
That is true," said the bearded countess, "still it fits him very well, for he is called Clavileno the Swift, which name is in accordance with his being made of wood, with the peg he has in his forehead, and with the swift pace at which he travels; and so, as far as name goes, he may compare with the famous Rocinante.
Only let Clavileno come and let me find myself face to face with Malambruno, and I am certain no razor will shave you more easily than my sword shall shave Malambruno's head off his shoulders; for 'God bears with the wicked, but not for ever.
Send us now the peerless Clavileno, that our misfortune may be brought to an end; for if the hot weather sets in and these beards of ours are still there, alas for our lot
La aventura del viaje del caballero y su escudero a lomos del caballo Clavileno en los jardines del castillo de los Duques en la segunda parte de Don Quijote ha despertado a menudo un cierto interes entre la critica.
Entre ellas quizas la mas conocida fuese el famoso lema del oraculo de Delfos "Nosce Te Ipsum" [conocete a ti mismo] y que coincide con el segundo de los muchos consejos que Don Quijote dara a su escudero antes de iniciar su mandato como gobernador inmediatamente despues de la aventura de Clavileno y del que se volvera a hablar mas adelante.
Estos viajes celestiales comparten lugares comunes que no pueden pasar desapercibidos en el viaje a lomos de Clavileno y que recuerdan el proposito del atlas de Ortelius: la Tierra se presenta minuscula en medio de la inmensidad del Universo y a la humanidad se la compara con un coro caotico, en el que cada componente canta y baila a su gusto, en medio de un universo marcado por la perfecta armonia.
Entre dichas burlas destacan la batalla contra el lacayo Tosilos para defender el honor de la hija de Dona Rodriguez, dama de la duquesa; la profecia de Merlin, que tras advertir del encantamiento de Dulcinea, puntualiza que el desencanto solo podra llevarse a cabo si Sancho se azota y la aventura de la condesa Trifaldi y de Clavileno.
The episode of Clavileno is perhaps the culmination of all the ridicule and jest to which knight and squire are subjected at the home of the Duke and the Duchess.
86) In the Clavileno episode, Sancho claims that he spent three quarters of an hour frolicking with the goats in the starry heavens.
Claribel Alegria gives wings to the yellow tiger with wild black stripes, transforming it into a Pegasus or Clavileno on which we all can ride.
In the world of the duke and duchess, Don Quixote is no longer an eccentric; he is right at home in these fictional surroundings, from the island of Barataria, where Sancho realizes his dream of being governor, to the flight aboard Clavileno, the artificial quadruped on which the great Manchegan gallops through the clouds of illusion.
While the bibliography on truth and verisimilitude in Don Quijote and in particular the Clavileno episode can be overwhelming, Fuchs wisely focuses instead on Ariosto's narrative of Astolfo's voyage to the moon, in which John the Evangelist explains that his image of Christ is conditioned by his patronage of the saint.