The legend of the Infanzona
The tower – fortress of Mesía is related to the Legend of the infanzona, collected by the Galician writer and historian Benito Vicetto in Tradiciones feudales de Galicia (Feudal Traditions in Galicia), published in 1878, and included in the Cancionero de Galicia, edited by the poet Ángel Corzo in Santiago.
This legend tells that the owner of the fort of Mesía had an affair with a troubadour in the area. One day, she noticed that the troubadour kept, in turn, an affair with a maiden of her entourage. The owner of the Tower, angry and resentful, ordered to one of the best fighters in the area, who was completely unscrupulous, in order to end her pain.
The lady instructed him to bring the head of that maid that wooed her beloved and well rid of such a situation of jealousy and disappointment. The order was carried out without question by the warrior, who hours later, was presented to her wife with a bloody sack. After opening the sack and dumping it at the feet of the lady, she felt silent and turned pale when she noticed that the head lying at her feet was her own daughter.
The legend tells that being shocked and completely round, she withdrew and never was heard about her whereabouts.