Yathaʾ (Arabic: يثع, lit.'Savior') is a pre-Islamic god worshiped by the Sabaeans and Himyarites of Yemen. Nine kings have a theophoric name prefixed by Yathaʾ. The name may be an archaic equivalent to יֵ֫שַׁע (yesha – yeh'-shah), which is a masculine noun meaning "salvation." See Strong's Hebrew: 3468 for details.

Savior God. A Himyaritic deity, to whom, in conjunction with the other local gods, a temple was erected in Abyan by Abd-shams-Aslam and his brother Marthad. He was the special guardian of the town of Aden, and his analogue was the Chaldean divinity Salman.[1]


  1. ^ An Archaic Dictionary, by William Rickets Cooper, 1876