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Hewlêr

Hewlêr
Horlêr
Temple of the Sun
 
 

The name Hewlêr, that is also used for this historic town of Mesopotamia by Kurdish inhabitants derives from Horlêr, meaning “Temple of the Sun” in the Kurdish language. This may have originated from the religions of Mithraism, Yazdanism and Zoroastrianism practiced by Kurds in which the sun and fire play a significant role (see also: Helios).

http://historyhuntersinternational.org/2010/03/09/arbela-erbil-in-the-archaeological-news/comment-page-1/

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