Huart evolved to Kurt and Kurt in time evolved to Kurd
by Hamma Mirwaisi and Alison Buckley
Today the world's populations are divided according to six different language categories: native American, native Australian, African (known traditionally in the Hebrew as Semitic), Aryan (Europeans use the term "Indo-European'), Sino-Tibetan, and Altaic (Turkish, Mongolian, Japanese, and Korean). Each of them is based in particular cultures and civilizations, most of which are reasonably well known and understood.
The Indo-European people of the Middle East, including the Sumerians, Elamites, Guteans, Kassites, Hurrians, Matine (Matiani), Hittites, Lydians, Medians, Achaemenids, Parthians, and Sassanids, built many empires before Islamic Arab armies destroyed much of the culture of the Airyanem civilization. Although it has provided the seeds of and the soil for the growth of much of European and consequently Western civilization, until recently significant knowledge of the origins, historical and cultural influence and ideologies of the ancient Aryans' civilization has been obscured.
But when the discovery of the estimated 12,000-year-old archeological site at GÃ¶bekli Tepe atop a mountain ridge northeast of the town of ÅanlÄ±urfa (formerly Urfa/Edessa) in Turkish-occupied Kurdistan indicated the existence of a complex, self-sufficient society, David Lewis-Williams (Professor of Archaeology at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg) declared that, "GÃ¶bekli Tepe is the most important archaeological site in the world" (1). The civilization developed steadily until it was challenged sometime prior to 1400 BCE by Egyptian-led colonists from the African continent who were the first of sequential waves to conqueror the lands of the Airyanem peoples, which have since been retained by Semitic peoples.
The Hebrew Old Testament records the rise of the Madai (from which came the Matine or Matiani) from Japheth, the third son of Noah (2). By the time of the Hebrew prophet Daniel, the tribe had become the ancient Medes (the ancestors of today's Kurds) and were known symbolically as the Bears ('Huart' in Kurdish). The military forces of the Median Empire were also called 'Huart'. Why did the Medes need a formidable army? Political competition in those days was a microcosm of the present Middle East. Powerful ruling families led by enigmatic kings and some very notable queens managed growing populations requiring stable territorial assets and resources. So the by the late seventh century BCE the Medes had shrewdly aligned themselves with the rising Neo-Babylonian Empire through the marriage of Median King Cyaxares' daughter Princess Amytis to Prince Nebuchadnezzar. Together with the most effective available ally, they conquered their common enemy, Nineveh, in 612 BCE, which became the first year in the Kurdish calendar (3).
Years of internal corruption and weak leadership led to a dire conspiracy by Darius the Great and his lackeys, destroying the great Zoroastrian bastion of the Median Empire. The descendants of King Darius, who changed its name to the Archaemenid Empire, ruled for 192 years. The Persians' ascendancy gave way to the Greeks, who eventually modified the Medes' name, but the Persians had to admit that the name 'Kurd' was given to the bravest people of the region.
Alexander the Great conquered all the Aryan lands and destroyed the Achaemenid Empire. But the Aryan people resisted the occupiers under the Median leader Baryaxes (Barixas), who reorganized the Median 'Huart' army against the Greek forces in Media. The Governor (satrap) Atro-pates of Media betrayed Baryaxes and several of his partisans to Alexander the Great (4). However, Baryaxes' followers continued attacking the Greek occupiers in a protracted guerrilla war; during the Seleucid Empire the word 'Huart' evolved to 'Kurt'; in time it is evolved into 'Kurd', a name born proudly by the majority Median fighters comprising the rebel armies.
Other traitors amongst the Medes and the Parsu (Persians) vied for power by competing for the favour of the Greeks and Macedonians, creating animosity that continues to this day. The division of the Airyanem Vaejah by Macedonian King Cassander and his peer in Asia, Seleucus I Nicator, still exists
Although the Jewish, Greek, Arab, Turkish, and Persian scholars' alteration of the Kurds' ancient symbolic name has survived for two and a half thousand years, their attempts to physically, morally, psychologically, and territorially eliminate the Kurds has failed. Consequently, the current serving freedom forces and supporters of 'Huart' are uncannily reflecting the power and purpose of their ancestors in the days of the Median Empire. Armed with a benevolence and wisdom reminiscent of King Cyaxares, the present Kurdish political leader Abdullah Ocolan's campaign from his prison confinement on Imrali Island off Istanbul is upheld militarily in Turkey and Syria from northern Iraq by Murat KarayÄ±lan's guerrilla armies. Once again the footsteps of the valiant Median General Harpagos are traced in the Kandil Mountains as Karayilan prepares to lead the Kurds against the descendants of their ancient Persian and Semitic conquerors in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 's Iran.
While the Kurds face the ultimate battle for the resumption of the territories of their Median forebears and as the contradictions between the lines of the various historically layered sources of evidence become apparent, a more accurate and credible account of the history of the Airyanem Civilization is in the process of being constructed.
Research compiled by Kurdish author and former guerrilla Hamma Mirwaisi now reveals the Kurds' origins and culture in two historical novels written by Australian Alison Buckley. Vashti: Queen of the Ancient Medes and its companion , Esther: Mystery Queen of the Medes, provide historical and cultural information and political inferences about the past and present Airyanem (Kurdish) civilization. Two more volumes, Cyrus the Great and Darius the Great, are planned for the unique, seminal Airyanem Civilisation series . The Unified Kurdish Language: The Language of Zoroaster and Darius the Great, by the same authors, is based on the Prophet Zoroaster's spiritual Song of Gatha and the Behistun cuneiform inscriptions written by Darius the Great on Mount Behistun near Kermanshah in Iran. It promotes the language as an aid for a Middle Eastern Economic Union to extinguish wars and destruction and afford ongoing peace, economic growth, human rights, and just dispersion of wealth for the Kurdistan region.
These prospects point to the realization of an apparently relevant yet little-known prophecy in the Old Testament book of Isaiah (5), where the Medes execute a complete victory over the kingdoms ruling the Aryan lands. After centuries of dispossession, displacement, persecution, and ravishment of her peoples and her resources, it would be a just outcome of millennia of conflict. Then Kurds will once more take their rightful place amongst the nations, bearing the name 'Huart' but less of the pain of generations of ignominious loss, including that of their symbolic name.
- Holy Bible, Genesis 10:2
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- Hamma Mirwaisi, Return of the Medes, Wheatmark, 2010 p. 122
- Holy Bible, Isaiah 13:17-20