Itzamnaaj K'awiil

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Itzamnaaj K'awiil
King of Dos Pilas
Itzamnaaj K'awiil
Itzamnaaj K'awiil on stela
Reign March 24, 698 – October 22, 726
Predecessor Itzamnaaj B'alam
Successor Ucha'an K'in B'alam
Born January 25, 673?
Died October 22, 726
Issue K'awiil Chan K'inich?
Full name
Itzamnaaj K'awiil
House Royal house of Dos Pilas
Father B'alaj Chan K'awiil
Mother Lady of Itzan
Religion Maya religion

Itzamnaaj K'awiil[pronunciation?] (January 25, 673? – October 22, 726) was a Mayan king of Dos Pilas. He was the third known ruler of that place. He is also known as the Ruler 2 and Shield God K.


He was a son of the king B'alaj Chan K'awiil and Lady of Itzan.[1] He is recorded as having been born on 25 January 673, although it is possible that this is a scribal error. It could also have been an intentional glossing over of the fact that he was born in exile during the protracted warfare.[2]

He was the brother and successor of Itzamnaaj B'alam. He also had a sister, Wak Chanil Ajaw, and was an uncle of K'ak' Tiliw Chan Chaak.

His successor was Ucha'an K'in B'alam. It is possible that his son was K'awiil Chan K'inich.

He reigned from March 24, 698 to his death. He made at least one ritual circuit.[3]


  1. ^ Bajlaj Chan K'awiil at Mesoweb.
  2. ^ Martin and Grube 2000:58
  3. ^ Itzamnaaj K'awiil of Dos Pilas at Mesoweb.


Martin, Simon; Nikolai Grube (2000). Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya. London and New York: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05103-8. OCLC 47358325.