The owners of the hotel where I stayed were yezidis, eager to talk about their religion.
The most important day of the week for yezidis from a religious perspective is a Wednesday.
The yezidis consider themselves ethnically Kurdish, the majority in areas surrounding Mosul, within Arab Iraq.
It turned out almost the entire staff of the hotel was made of yezidis.
yezidis believe Sheik Adi was the possible reincarnation of Tawuse Melek.
At a short distance from the village we were met by another large body of yezidis, and by many Jacobites.
One peculiar privilege, however, has recently been conceded to the yezidis.
This cult has continued in the Orient to the present day among the yezidis, or devil worshipers.
The yezidis of the Mosul districts have the Cawals always amongst them.
From Futhliyah we rode across the plain to the large village of Baazani, chiefly inhabited by yezidis.