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By Garnik S. Asatrian,Victoria Arakelova

dependent in Iraq, Syria and Turkey, the Yezidi humans declare their faith - a distinct blend of Christian, Islamic, and old faiths - to be the oldest on this planet. Yezidi id centres on their faith, Sharfadin, which has advanced right into a hugely complicated pantheon of 1 God with many incarnations, the executive of whom is Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel. The Yezidi religion could be traced to more than a few pre-Islamic trust structures, comparable to Sufism, a few severe Shi'ite sects, Gnosticism and different traditions surviving from the traditional global. this actual formula has served to unify Yezidi spiritual id and ethnicity. in response to large fieldwork, 'The faith of the Peacock Angel' offers the 1st targeted exam of the Yezidi pantheon. the belief of 1 God and his leader incarnations is first analysed, then a number of the 'deity figures,' saints, holy buyers and divinized personalities within the Yezidi trust process are thought of within the context of comparable non secular traditions. The learn determines where of these kind of characters within the procedure of the Yezidi religion, defining their major features, good points, and genealogies.

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