Casper (Maya ruler)
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|Ajaw of Palenque|
|Reign||August 9, 435 – 487|
|Predecessor||K'uk' Bahlam I|
|Successor||B'utz Aj Sak Chiik|
|Born||August 8, 422|
"Casper",[N 1] also known as 11 Rabbit, (August 8, 422 – 487?), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Palenque from August 9, 435 to 487. He was the immediate successor of K'uk' Bahlam I, who founded the ruling dynasty.[N 2]
- The real name of the ruler has not been deciphered. He was given the nickname Casper by Mayanist scholar Floyd Lounsbury because his name glyph is said to resemble the cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost. Incomplete transcription is ch'a-?..
- These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar from an inscription at the Temple of the Cross in Palenque, Born: 126.96.36.199.8 11 Lamat 6 Xul and Acceded: 188.8.131.52.17 2 Kaban 10 Xul.
- "Casper II": Complete List of Text References in Who's Who in the Classic Maya World by Peter Mathews Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI)
K'uk' Bahlam I
|Ajaw of Palenque
August 9, 435-487
B'utz Aj Sak Chiik