عنوان مقاله [English]
In the north of Iran, the province of Mazandaran, there is a rite called "Lale-Shish-zan". In this rite, in the middle of summer, a person in the role of a dumb (lal), enters the houses and beats barrens, girls of marriageable age and fruitless trees with a wood (shish). Some mythologists believe that it is rooted in old Persian myths and the wood is a symbol of bow of Ārash-e Kamāngīr, Arash the Archer. The present article is to analyze this rite with respect to the mentioned Persian mythology.