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The prince successfully defends his new homeland, but returns all that he borrowed to Iron John before returning to his former position. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He calls upon Iron John who gives him a horse, armor, and a legion of iron warriors to fight alongside him.

This time, he is seen without the shaggy hair or iron skin that made him frightening. Iron John too comes to the wedding. Eisenhans in the cage. As it turns out, Iron John is a powerful being and has many treasures that he guards. The story also became the basis for the book Iron John: Bly’s reading analyzes the story for lessons about masculinity applicable to 20th-century men, and became a major work of the mythopoetic men’s movement.

As they come to a lake in the middle of the forest, the dog is dragged under water by a giant arm. A Blg About Men. The prince travels to a distant land and offers his services to its king. The King sends more men into the forest where they each meet with the same fate.


He accidentally rolls it into the cage where the wild iron-skinned man picks it up and will only return it if he is set free. Retrieved from ” https: Grimms’ Fairy Tales German folklore German fairy tales. It represents Aarne—Thompson type”The wild man as a helper”.

The prince obeys at bpy, but begins to play in the well, eventually turning all his hair into gold. Blu war comes to the kingdom, the prince sees his chance to make a name for himself.

Iron John – Wikipedia

A king sends a huntsman into a forest nearby and the huntsman never returns. Some years later, a wandering explorer accompanied by a dog hears of these dangerous woods and asks permission to hunt in the forest, claiming that he might be able to discover the fate of the other hunters.

InRobert Bly analyzed the story in Iron John: The king hopes that the mysterious knight who saved the kingdom will show himself for such a prize. Shweder January 9, The prince is returned to his former station, marries the princess, and is happily reunited with his parents. Most people see the story as a parable about a boy maturing into adulthood. Views Eisemhans Edit View history. Wikisource has original text related to this article: He states further that the only key to the cage is hidden beneath the queen’s pillow.

The king proclaims the woods as dangerous and off-limits to all. Though the prince hesitates at first, he eventually builds up the courage to sneak into his mother’s room and steal the key. For the book, see Iron John: The prince fears he will be killed for setting Iron John free, so Iron John agrees to take the prince with him into the forest. In celebration, the king announces a banquet and offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to any one of the knights who can catch a golden apple that will be thrown into their eisehans.


Eisenhans : Ein Buch über Männer

Again the prince asks Iron John for help, and again Iron John disguises the prince as the mysterious knight. He sets the prince to watch over his well, but warns him not to let anything touch it eisenhaans fall in because it will turn instantly to gold. Years later, the young prince is playing with a ball in the courtyard.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The eixenhans returns to the forest the next day with a group of men to empty the lake. No one is allowed to set the wild man free or they will face the penalty of death.

Though the prince catches the golden apple and escapes, and does so again on two more occasions, he is eventually found. Since he is ashamed of his golden hair, he refuses to remove his cap before the king and is sent to assist the gardener.