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Yazata is frequently translated as “angel,” but it literally means “adorable one” or “one who should be adored.” Yazatas derive from the earliest documented era of Iranian religion and culture. They are guardians of planets and celestial bodies. The name of the Yezidi religion may or may not be related to the word Yazata.
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.