This is the legend of the Barcelos Cockerel / Rooster.....A pilgrim was passing through the village of Barcelos in Portugal when he was wrongly accused of theft. This was a serious charge for which a guilty verdict meant certain death.The pilgrim was brought before the town’s judge, who was about to eat a roast cockerel for dinner. Feeling vulnerable in a strange village and knowing what his sorry fate might be, the pilgrim pleaded: “If I am innocent, may that cockerel get up and crow!”No sooner had he spoken, than the cockerel got up and crowed heartily. With that, the pilgrim was pardoned and allowed to go on his way. Ever since, the Barcelos Cockerel has been a symbol of faith, justice and good fortune.