عنوان مقاله [English]
Myths as primitive human insight about human and world are usually reflected in culture and literature of the nations in transformational way. Marzban book is one of the texts that myths and legends can be traced in them. In this article, mythical themes of the story of Shahriyar Babel with Shahriyarzadeh in Marzban book have been investigated. It is assumed that this story depicts rituals and ceremonies of initiation. Therefore, content analysis of the story proved conformity of this story with initiation ceremony so that all elements and steps of initiation including solitude, separation, taking trainees to the hunting ground, hardship (torture), climbing up the tree and etc are seen. Of course, there are symbolic and archetypical elements in the text related to the main content (initiation) and these elements have been analyzed accordingly.