According to the Book of Mormon, Heth was a Jaredite who lived in ancient America. He is notable in that he is a descendant of Jared, and an ancestor to the prophet Ether. According to the narrative in the Book of Ether, Heth's father was the Jaredite king Hearthom, who begat him while in captivity. Heth was the heir to the throne, but lived his entire life in captivity. One of his later descendants, Com, was able to regain the throne of part of his people.