Sayf ibn Dhi-Yazan

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Sayf ibn Dhī-Yazan (Arabic: سيف بن ذي يزن‎)[citation needed] was a Himyarite king of Yemen who lived between 516 and 574 CE, known for ending Aksumite rule over Southern Arabia with the help of the Sassanid Empire. al-Kalbī states that he was the son of Dhī Yazan, the son of 'Āfir, the son of Aslam bin Zayd.[citation needed]

Sayf entered Arab folklore by means of his widely known "biography" Sīrat Sayf ibn Dhī-Yazan, where much fruit of imagination, including claiming his mother to be a jinni, has been blended with historical facts.[citation needed]