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No one is allowed to set the wild man free or they will face the penalty of death.

This time, he is seen without the shaggy hair or iron skin that made him frightening. The king hopes that the mysterious knight who saved the kingdom will show himself for such a prize.

Though the prince hesitates at first, he eventually builds up the courage to sneak into his mother’s room eisenhnas steal the key. When war comes to the kingdom, the prince sees his chance to make a name for himself. Years later, the young prince is playing with a ball in the courtyard. The prince successfully defends his new homeland, but returns all that he borrowed to Iron John before returning to his former position.

They blj him and he is eeisenhans in a cage in the courtyard as a curiosity. It represents Aarne—Thompson type”The wild man as a helper”. This page was eusenhans edited on 13 Septemberat He releases the wild iron-skinned man who reveals his name to be Iron John or Eiaenhans Hans depending on the translation. He accidentally rolls it into the disenhans where the wild iron-skinned man picks it up and will only return it if he is set free.

A king sends a huntsman into a forest nearby and the huntsman never returns. Views Read Edit View history. The prince travels to a distant land and offers his services to its king. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The story also became the basis for the book Iron John: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


For the book, see Iron John: The prince obeys at first, but begins to play in the well, eventually turning all his hair into gold. He calls upon Iron John who gives him a horse, armor, and a legion of iron warriors to fight alongside him. He sets the prince to watch over his well, but warns him not to let anything touch it or fall in because it will turn instantly to gold.

Iron John reveals he was under enchantment until he found someone worthy and pure of heart to set him free. The hunter returns to the forest the next day with a group of men to empty the lake.

Most people see the story as a parable about a boy maturing into adulthood. The prince is returned to his former station, marries the princess, and is happily reunited with his parents.

Though the prince catches the golden apple and escapes, and does so again on two more occasions, he is eventually found. Retrieved from ” https: They find a naked man with iron-like skin and long shaggy hair all over his body.

Eiesnhans they come to a lake in the middle of the forest, the dog is dragged under water by a giant arm.

Eisenhans : Ein Buch über Männer

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Since he is ashamed of his golden hair, he refuses to remove his cap before the king and is sent to assist the gardener.


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. The king proclaims the woods as dangerous and off-limits to all.

The King sends all his remaining huntsmen out as a group, but again, none return. The prince fears he will be eisnhans for setting Iron John free, so Iron John agrees to take the prince with him into the forest.

Eisenhans: ein Buch über Männer – Robert Bly – Google Books

A Book About Men. 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. The original German title is Eisenhansa compound of Eisen “iron” and Hans like English Johna common short form of the personal name Johannes. As it turns out, Iron John is a powerful being and has many treasures that he guards.

Grimms’ Fairy Eisenhabs German folklore German fairy tales.

Iron John – Wikipedia

InRobert Bly analyzed the eisenhasn in Iron John: 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 midst. The man and his dog are allowed to enter. Again the prince asks Iron John for help, and again Iron John disguises the prince as the eisenhanx knight. Eisenhans in the cage.