In one of the squares there is a bronze statue, "The Hewer," by G.
The men are well known all over Spain and Portugal as hardy, honest and industrious, but for the most part somewhat unskilled, labourers; indeed the word Gallego has come to be almost a synonym in Madrid for a "hewer of wood and drawer of water."
See Hewer, Geschichte der Burg and Stadt Saarburg (Trier, 1862).
9) mentions a curious custom: to protect a woman in childbed from possible violence on the part of Silvanus, the assistance of three deities was invoked - Intercidona (the hewer), Pilumnus (the pounder) and Deverra (the sweeper).
The other hewer gave the alarm, and the deputy overman, John Kerr was quickly on the scene.