The giant Bernat Cinclaus and the giantess Maria Ramis are made from
fibreglass and aluminium. Each weighs 32 kilos and measures 3.50 metres.
They were baptised on 23 July 2002 and their godparents were Vicenš the
Manacor giant and Margalida the giantess from Sa Pobla.
The personages they represent are deeply embedded in local folklore and
specifically in the es Llombards area. There is documentary evidence of
the Cinclaus family between 1309 and 1453. They seem to have been a family
of some standing. Its members held distinguished posts such as royal writer
or councillor and they owned extensive estates in the area.
Legend relates that Bernat Cinclaus had great magical powers and had five
demons under his command, each of whom had a golden key enabling him to open
any door; these are the five golden keys embroidered on his gown and on his
coat of arms. It was said he could control the rain, the large birds of prey
and could multiply or destroy the harvest at will, depending upon whether it
belonged to friend or foe. Or that he had an underground tunnel from the
Almunia Tower so that he could reach Palma in five minutes. Centuries after
his death, spectral images were still said to be appearing in the Tower.
The Tower is also the setting of other legends of Bernat but here he is
accompanied by Maria Ramis. One legend says they were husband and wife and
they were living in the tower after building it themselves. Bernat laid the
stones that Maria brought him from the Bauša talayot and that she had the
strength to carry them because she was half male and half female. Other
legends speak of their encounters with pirates, Moors and corsairs
attacking the tower. Another of the kidnap of their daughter. And yet
another that there was a passageway from the tower so that Bernat could
quickly inform King Jaume of the presence of invaders.