Sak K'uk'

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Sak K'uk'
Queen of Palenque
Sak K'uk' in 615
Reign October 22, 612 – July 29, 615
Full name Ix Sak K'uk'
Died September 12, 640
Predecessor Janaab' Pakal
Successor K'inich Janaab' Pakal
Consort K'an Mo' Hix
Issue K'inich Janaab' Pakal
Father Janaab' Pakal[1]
Mother Yohl Ik'nal

Ix Sak K'uk'[pronunciation?] (sometimes rendered as Zac Kuk and called Muwaan Mat[pronunciation?]) was a Queen of the Maya state of B'aakal, now known as Palenque, in what is now eastern Mexico.[2]


Her father was Janaab' Pakal (Pakal I) and her mother was Yohl Ik'nal.


As Pakal I seems to have had no male heirs, she ascended to the throne on 22 October 612, a few months after her father's death.

After his maturity, her son K'inich Janaab' Pakal succeeded her as ruler on 29 July 615. She seems to have continued to wield considerable influence over Palenque in the early decades of her son's reign.


Sak K'uk' died on 12 September 640.[3]


  1. ^ Matthews, Peter (2005-10-18). "Who's who in the classic Maya world". Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  2. ^ Ajen Yohl Mat
  3. ^ Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens by Simon Martin and Nikolai Grube