Yax Nuun Ayiin I
|Yax Nuun Ayiin I|
|Other names||King Curl-Nose|
|Title||King of Tikal|
|Predecessor||Chak Tok Ich'aak I|
|Successor||Siyaj Chan K'awiil II|
|Children||Siyaj Chan K'awiil II|
|Parents||King Spearthrower Owl of Teotihuacan|
He was sometimes referred to by the nicknames King Curl-Nose or Curl-Snout before the hieroglyphs for his name were deciphered phonetically.
He took the throne of Tikal on 13 September 379, soon after the death of the previous king Chak Tok Ich'aak I, apparently killed by the Teotihuacano conquerors.
Yax Nuun Ayiin was a son of Spearthrower Owl, a lord of Teotihuacan (probably that city's king) in central Mexico. The installation of a Teotihuacano noble on the throne of Tikal marks a high point of Teotihuacan influence in the central Maya lowlands.
Yax Nuun Ayiin may have been a child or youth at the time of his coronation, and the early years of his reign seems to have been dominated by one of his father's generals, Siyaj K'ak', in a sort of regency.
He was succeeded by his son Siyaj Chan K'awiil II probably in 425.
- Sharer, Robert J. (1994). The Ancient Maya (5th, fully revised ed.). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-2130-0. OCLC 28067148.
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