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Water source which springs from the interior of the Sun Temple! The Yazidis use it as a Holy Water.

The yezidi holy city of Lalish in Kurd Regional Government, Iraq.

Water source which springs from the interior of the Sun Temple! The Yazidis use it as a Holy Water. Photographer: Eric Lafforgue

Water spring which springs from the interior of the Sun Temple! The Yazidis use it as a Holy Water.

Ya siwarê rojhilatê, rojava yê, Xatira dotê û dayê. Hûn me xilas kin ji qedayê, ji bela yê, Hûn bidene xatira kaniya sipî yê. Ya Şêşims tu halê mala xwe bipirsî û me jî vê carê. Oh you who commands the sunrise and sunset, Give the mother and the Sister protection. In Memory of the sacred white Water Source, Oh Sun God, watch over your Home and our Homes. Yazidi Prayer

Ya siwarê rojhilatê, rojava yê, Xatira dotê û dayê. Hûn me xilas kin ji qedayê, ji bela yê, Hûn bidene xatira kaniya sipî yê. Ya Şêşims tu halê mala xwe bipirsî û me jî vê carê. Oh you who commands the sunrise and sunset, Give the mother and the Sister protection. In Memory of the sacred white Water Source, Oh Sun God, watch over your Home and our Homes. Yazidi Prayer

The Yazidi Kurds use consecrated earth from the Laliş Valley ‎to form it with the water of the White Source to solid spheres. They are called "Berat" - holy Stones. These Stones are used in various religious ceremonies. ➡ https://m.facebook.com/Ezdayi-363575050361122/?refid=13

The Yazidi Kurds use consecrated earth from the Laliş Valley ‎to form it with the water of the White Source to solid spheres. They are called "Berat" - holy Stones. These Stones are used in various religious ceremonies. ➡ https://m.facebook.com/Ezdayi-363575050361122/?refid=13

Agriculture on Mount Sinjar. Ravines provide a sparse source of water to ancient fields used by the Yazidis to plant vegetables to supplement aid deliveries. Florian Neuhof for The National

A year after an ISIL militant rampage forced them to flee up Mount Sinjar, many of the Yazidi religious community in Iraq say they feel protected there.

Thirst: A Yazidi child receives long-for water from a jerry can...

Thirst: A Yazidi child receives long-for water from a jerry can

Candle Lighting – at a home "shrine" in Iraqi Kurdistan

Who are the Yazidis?

Worship the devil, dressed as a peacock. Lighting a candle at a home shrine/temple in Iraqi Kurdistan

Tearful: Some children were carried off to safety, but thousands of the religious minority remains stranded on the mountainside.  These poor people have to deal with the barbaric IS.  I pray for them...

ISIS threatens to kill yet more Yazidi families after U.S. airstrikes

Tearful: Some children were carried off to safety, but thousands of the religious minority remains stranded on the mountainside. These poor people have to deal with the barbaric IS. I pray for them.

Iraqi Christians Throwing Their Children From Mountaintop to Keep Them From Islamic State Terrorists  August 8, 2014 by Dean Garrison Stranded on Mt. Sinjar in Iraq. Trapped, dying of thirst the refuge is becoming a graveyard for their children

Tens of Thousands of Iraqi Children Stranded, Facing Death After ISIS Advance August 2014 - AM

"Among the many victims of the advance of The Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East are a group of up to 50,000 Yazidis, who are trapped in the mountains in northwest Iraq without food or water. Diana Darke explains who these mysterious religious adherents are...".

Who are the Yazidis?

Yezidi women// Older people from the isolate Sinjar region still dress in traditional white

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