Yezidi Yezidi fast facts and introduction
The Yezidi are a Kurdish-speaking people that mostly live in northern Iraq.
The preeminent deity among the Yezidi is Melek Tawus, the Peacock Angel. The Yezidi believe God created Melek Tawus, who was the first of seven archangels that he made before Adam. When Adam was made, God told the archangels to bow to him, but Melek Tawus refused. God then praised Melek Tawus and gave him jurisdiction over the earth. Yezidis believe God's command was a test, which Melek Tawus passed.