Obanos is a place in the Spanish Camino de Santiago, Camino Francés, in the Spanish-speaking part of the Autonomous Community of Navarre.
Obanos is the historically documented Villa de los Infanzones - town of the country gentlemen. These gathered in 1327 the social forces of the Kingdom of Navarre and sworn by them to act together against the odds and the offices abuse of the dominant French aristocracy. This project was under the motto Pro libertate patriae assets liberal state - need for a free fatherland be her free
Church of San Juan
On the village square before the church the tradition of mystery plays in 1993 resumed the the canon and writers Santos Bequiristain had initiated with his dramatization of the Mystery of Obanos: from 1962 ( other sources say 1965) to 1978, played professional and amateur actors every year in August, the history of Felicia of Aquitaine and her brother Guillermo ( Wilhelm ). Accordingly, Felicia decides on their way back from Santiago de Compostela to renounce a planned marriage and the court life and to live a godly life in the mountains of Navarre. Her brother William was trying to return it to the court and thereby unintentionally killed her. As a punishment for the crime he was sent by the Pope to the pilgrimage to Santiago. On his return, he decided his hand to asceticism and is used henceforth in the hermitage of Our Lady of Arnotegui. He dies after a religious later in life and rich in miracles, and is venerated together with his sister as the patron saint of the area.
The grave of Felicia is located in the Hermitage of Santa Maria at the exit of the village, the hermitage of Our Lady of Arnotegui situated on a hill on the opposite side of the valley. The silver Schädelreliquiar William is kept in the sacristy of the parish church. On the occasion of the village festival, it is doused with wine, which is then mixed with water and distributed to those present in the call to effect miraculous cures.
It is possible that in this saga of the subsequent myth-making to a Christianization of local deities. The Mother of God of Arnotegui is described as wine -giving, their " predecessor " could have been a long-established wine pagan goddess.