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Melek Taus Angel

Melek Taûs (Kurdish:, romanized as Malak-Tws), sometimes spelled Malak Tws and Tawûsê Melek, is a key character in the Yazidi religion. He is also known as Peacock Angel. According to Yazidi creation tales, God created the world and handed it to seven Holy Beings, frequently referred to as the Seven Angels or heft sirr (“the Seven Mysteries”), the most prominent of whom is Tawûsê Melek, the Peacock angel . Tawûsê Melek, like many other facets of the secretive Yazidi faith, is open to numerous and ambiguous interpretations. The “Yazidi Book of Revelation” (Ketêbâ Jelwa), a text generally believed to have been written by non-Yazidis in the early twentieth century (along with the “Yazidi Black Book”) but based on Yazidi oral tradition, despite the existence of a nineteenth-century translation, is purported to contain the words of Tawûsê Melek; it states that he distributes responsibilities, blessings,


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