K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II

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K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II
Ajaw of Palenque
K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II.svg
K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II's glyph
ReignMay 28, 702 ( – 711/721?
BornOctober 31, 644 (
FatherK'inich Janaab Pakal I
MotherLady Tz'akbu Ajaw
ReligionMaya religion

K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II,[N 1] also known as Kan Xul II and K'an Hok' Chitam II, October 31, 644 – c.721, was an ajaw of the Maya city of Palenque. He took the throne on May 28, 702 (, reigning until c.721.[N 2][1] He succeeded his elder brother K'inich Kan Bahlam II. Their father was K'inich Janaab Pakal I ("Pacal the Great"), who had ruled for 68 years, and their mother was Lady Tz'akbu Ajaw. His possible brother could be Tiwol Chan Mat.[2] K'inich K'an Joy Chitam apparently reigned for about nine years. He was captured by the Toniná in 711 and was possibly executed by their leader, K'inich Baaknal Chaak or was later restored to his kingship. He was succeeded in late 721 by K'inich Ahkal Mo' Nahb III.[3][2]


  1. ^ The ruler's name, when transcribed is K'INICH K'AN-na-JOY[CHITAM]-ma, translated "Precious/Yellow Tied Peccary".
  2. ^ These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Born: 11 Ahaw 8 Mak and Acceded: 5 Lamat 6 Xul.


  1. ^ Skidmore, Joel (2010). The Rulers of Palenque (PDF) (Fifth ed.). Mesoweb Publications. p. 77. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b Martin, Simon; Nikolai Grube (2008). Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya (2nd ed.). London and New York: Thames & Hudson. pp. 171–172. ISBN 9780500287262. OCLC 191753193.
  3. ^ Skidmore, Joel (2010). The Rulers of Palenque (PDF) (Fifth ed.). Mesoweb Publications. pp. 77–79. Retrieved 12 October 2015.

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
K'inich Kan Bahlam II
Ajaw of Palenque
May 30, 702–711
Succeeded by
K'inich Ahkal Mo' Nahb III