Ta'lab (Arabic: تألب ريام) was a god worshipped in ancient Yemen, particularly by Sumʿay tribes. Ta'lab was the moon god and also a protector of pastures.[1] Ta'lab means goat, as well as it is one of the holy animals for southern Arabs.[2] His oracle was consulted for advice. A shrine dedicated to him existed in Jabal Riyam in north Sana'a.[3]



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