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The king proclaims the woods as dangerous and off-limits to all. Eisenhans in the cage. The prince successfully defends his new homeland, but returns all that he borrowed to Iron John before returning to eisenhabs former position. Iron John also tells the prince that if he ever needs anything, simply to call the name of Iron John three times.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Though the prince catches the golden apple and escapes, and does so again on two more occasions, he is eventually found.

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Retrieved from ” https: The King sends more men into the forest where they each meet with the same fate. They capture him and he is gly in a cage in the courtyard as a curiosity. They find a naked man with iron-like skin and long shaggy hair all over his body.

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. Years later, the young prince is playing with a ball in the courtyard. Again the prince asks Iron John for help, and again Iron John disguises the prince as the mysterious knight.


He states further that the only key to the cage is hidden beneath the queen’s pillow. Though the prince hesitates at first, he eventually builds up the courage to sneak into his mother’s room and steal the key. The prince travels to a distant land and offers his services by its king. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Most people see the story as a parable about a boy maturing into adulthood.

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This time, he is seen without the shaggy hair or iron skin eizenhans made him frightening. 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. As they come to a lake blj the middle of the forest, the dog is dragged under water by a giant arm. He releases the wild iron-skinned man who reveals his name to be Iron John or Iron Hans depending on the translation. 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.

Eisenhans : Ein Buch über Männer

The king hopes that the mysterious knight who saved the kingdom will show himself for such a prize. The prince is returned to his former station, marries the princess, and is happily reunited with his parents. He calls upon Iron John who gives him a horse, armor, and a legion of iron warriors to fight alongside him.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The original German title is Eisenhansa compound of Eisen “iron” and Hans like English Johna common short form of the personal name Johannes.

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 hunter returns to the forest the next day with a group of men to empty the lake. The prince obeys at first, but begins to play in the well, eventually turning all his hair into gold.


Since he is ashamed of his golden hair, he refuses to remove his cap before the king and is sent to assist the gardener. When war comes to the kingdom, the prince sees his chance to make a name for himself. No one is allowed to set the wild man free or they will face the penalty of death. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Iron John reveals he was under enchantment until he found someone worthy and pure of heart to set him free.

The story also became the basis for the book Iron John: Grimms’ Fairy Tales German folklore German fairy tales. For the book, see Iron John: Shweder January 9, 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. A king sends a huntsman into a forest nearby and the huntsman never returns.

Views Read Edit View history. The King sends all his remaining huntsmen out as a group, but again, none return. The man and his dog are allowed to enter.

InRobert Bly analyzed the story in Iron John: