Siyaj Chan K'awiil II

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Siyaj Chan K'awiil II
Tikal Stela 31.jpg
Siyaj Chan K'awiil II, stela 31
Residence Tikal
Title King of Tikal
Predecessor Yax Nuun Ayiin I
Successor K'an-Ak
Religion Maya religion
Parents King Yax Nuun Ayiin I
Relatives Spearthrower Owl (grandfather)

Siyaj Chan K'awiil II (formerly nicknamed "Stormy Sky") was a Mayan ruler of the city of Tikal. He was a son of his predecessor Yax Nuun Ayiin I and a grandson of Spearthrower Owl. He probably came to power in 425.

Stela 31, erected during his reign, describes the death of his grandfather in 439. Tikal Temple 33 was Siyaj Chan K'awiil II's funerary pyramid and his tomb was located beneath it.[1]

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  1. ^ Martin and Grube 2000, p. 36.

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