National Geographic : 1946 Mar
SEdwin W. Gordon Yezidis Chant and Shuffle as Flute and Drums Sound in Iraq. They Reverence Christ and Mohammed, but Conciliate the Devil Yezidis believe the Supreme Being delegated worldly power to Satan for 10,000 years. They never pronounce the nameShaitan (Satan) or any word beginning with sh, a taboo which retards their education. Yezidis baptize and circumcise; they drink wine but refuse pork. At feaststhey sacrifice abull tothesun (page 401).