The Hudhayl adopted Suwa[1] [as their god] and placed it in Ruhat[2] in the vicinity of Yanbu'[3], one of the villages of Medina. The custodians [of its temple] were the banu-Lihyan[4]. However, I have not heard any mention of it in the poems of




the Hudhalites[5]. I did, however, hear of it in a poem by a certain man from Yemen.



1. G. Ryckmans, Les Nom Profres Sud-Semitiques, Louvain, 1934, vol. 1, p.23; Wellhausen, pp.18-19.

2. Buldan, vol. ii, p. 878.

3. ibid., vol. iv, pp.1038-1039.

4. Ishtiqaq, p.109.

5. A part of the Hudhalites' poems was publiahed hy J. C. L. Kosegarten under the title The Hudsailian Poems, London, 1854; the remaining part was published by J. Wellhausen in Skizzen und Vorarbeiten, vol.1, Berlin, 1884.