Yak Takel

The Semang goddess who presides over the tuber harvest. The Menri regard her as an earth goddess, the wife of the supreme being Kari.

Takel is also regarded as a chthonic goddess, one of the guardians of the roots of the pillar which supports the heavens, together with Yak Kalcheng and Yak Manoid.



  • Evans, Ivor H. N. (1937). The Negritos of Malaya. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 157, 177.
  • Schebesta, Paul. (1927). Among the Forest Dwarfs of Malaya. London: Hutchinson, p. 275.
  • Schebesta, Paul. (1952-1957). Die Negrito Asiens. Wein-Modling: St.-Gabriel Verlag, p. 91.