Lady Pacal

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See also Pakal (disambiguation).
Son of Lady Pacal, king Itzamnaaj B'alam II and her sister, Lady Xoc

Lady Pakal (or Lady Pacal; Mayan Ix Pacal[1]) was a Maya Queen consort of Yaxchilan in Mexico.[2][full citation needed]

It is said that she lived into her sixth k'atun, meaning that she was at least ninety-eight when she died in 705.[3][page needed][4]:122

Her name means "shield".


Lady Pacal was a daughter of Lady Xibalba and wife of the king (ajaw) Yaxun B'alam III[5][full citation needed] and mother of Itzamnaaj B'alam II.[4]:???[page needed][6]

Her grandson was Yaxun B'alam IV (752–768).

Her possible sister was Lady Xoc and her daughter-in-law was Lady Eveningstar of Calakmul.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Ferguson Harris; Stephen K. Stearns (1 January 1997). Understanding Maya Inscriptions: A Hieroglyph Handbook. UPenn Museum of Archaeology. pp. 64–. ISBN 978-0-924171-41-3. 
  2. ^ Mesoweb
  3. ^ Anne Walthall (2008). Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-25444-2. 
  4. ^ a b Simon Martin; Nikolai Grube (2008). Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya. Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0-500-28726-2. 
  5. ^ The Ancient Maya by Robert Sharer
  6. ^ David Freidel; Linda Schele (24 January 1992). A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-688-11204-2.