The Hittites, Mitanni and Kassites or Kharri were closely related Aryan peoples who at various times dominated Asia Minor with their influence extending to Egypt which in itself was a product of Aryan civilisation. The great mythologist Donald A. Mackenzie in his Myths of Babylonia and Assyria states:
"At a later period, when we come to know more about Mitanni from the letters of one of its kings to two Egyptian Pharaohs, and the Winckler tablets from Boghaz-Koi, it is found that its military aristocracy spoke an Indo-European language, as is shown by the names of their kings-Saushatar, Artatama, Sutarna, Artashshumara, Tushratta, and Mattiuza. They worshipped the following deities: Mi-it-ra, Uru-w-na, In-da-ra, and Na-sa-at-ti-ia-
"Mitra, Varuna, Indra, and Nasatyau (the 'Twin Aswins'=Castor and Pollux)-whose names have been deciphered by Winckler. These gods were also imported into India by the Vedic Aryans. The Mitanni tribe (the military aristocracy probably) was called 'Kharri', and some philologists are of opinion that it is identical with 'Arya', which was 'the normal designation in Vedic literature from the Rigveda onwards of an Aryan of the three upper classes'."
Mackenzie indicates that the Mitanni are possibly the ancestors of the modern Kurds. Recently the Kurds have been subject to hostilities from the lunatic worshipers of the semitic desert tribal god allah. One tribe in particular has especially suffered and they are the Yezidis, a largely heathen Aryan people who according to Dr Stephen Edred Flowers (Edred Thorsson) follow a Left-Hand spiritual path:
"Often the Yezidis, an ethnic group living in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, are thought to have a connection to left-hand-path ideas. It is just as likely as not that the original impetus and essence of that sect is Iranian (the Yezidis are Kurds, an Iranian people). (Lords of the Left-Hand Path).
According to Dr Flowers the name Yezidi may be derived from the Persian word yaz(a)d-, meaning supreme being. This points to a Zoroastrian origin. One cannot help but notice the Nordic features of this handsome and brave Aryan folk.
It is interesting that Mackenzie should draw attention to the link between the terms Kharri and Arya as this was also the subject of research by Professor L. Austine Waddell. According to Professor Wadell:
"'Kassi' (or 'Cassi') was the title used by the First Phoenician Dynasty about 3000 B.C.. as attested in their still extant inscriptions. It was the title adopted by the great dynasty of that name in Babylonia which ruled the Mesopotamian empire for about six centuries, from about 1800 B.C., and who are generally admitted to have been Aryans. And Kasi also occurs as a personal name of Phoenicians in inscriptions in Egypt.
"The Kasi title is thus now disclosed as the Phoenician source of the 'Cassi' title borne by the ruling Briton Catti kings of pre-Roman Britain down to Cassivellaunus (see later), who minted the 'Cas' coins bearing the Sun-horse and other solar symbols (see Fig. II).
"The Early Aryan Kasi are referred to in Vedic literature as offerers of the sacred Fire and the especial proteges of Indra. And in Babylonia the Kassi were ardent 'Sun-worshippers' with its Fire offering; and were devotees of the Sun Cross, which is very freely represented on their sacred seals and monuments, in the various forms of St. George's Cross, the Maltese Cross (see Figs., Chap. XX). This fact is well seen in the engraving on the sacred official seal-cylinder here reproduced (see Fig. 12). This shows the pious Aryan Cassis of Babylonia about 1350 B.C. ploughing and sowing under the Sign of the Cross, which, we shall find later, was their emblem of the Aryan Father-God of the Universe, as the Universal Victor." (The Phoenician Origin of Britons, Scots and Anglo-Saxons Discovered by Phoenician and Sumerian Inscriptions in Britain by Pre-Roman Briton Coins).
Professor Waddell points out that the Cross is a frequent symbol found in conjunction with other solar symbols in prehistoric Britain. He also argues that the red cross as depicted on the flag of England represents the original fiery Aryan Sun Cross of the Goths, Hittites and Phoenicians.