Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II

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Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II
Ajaw of Tikal
16th in the line
Tikal Stela 31.jpg
Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II, stela 31.
ReignNovember 26, 411-February 3, 456
PredecessorYax Nuun Ahiin I
SuccessorKʼan Chitam
DiedFebruary 3, 456
Temple 33 (Burial 48)
SpouseLady Ahiin
IssueKʼan Chitam
FatherYax Nuun Ahiin I
MotherLady Kʼinich
ReligionMaya religion

Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II,[N 1] also known as Storm Sky and Manikin Cleft Sky (died February 3, 456), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Tikal. He took the throne on November 26, 411 and reigned until his death.[N 2][1] He was a son of his predecessor Yax Nuun Ahiin I and Lady Kʼinich, and a grandson of Spearthrower Owl. Stela 31, erected during his reign, describes the death of his grandfather in 439; other monuments associated with Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II are Stelae 1 and possibly Stelae 28. Tikal Temple 33 was Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II's funerary pyramid and his tomb was located beneath it.[2]


Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II's glyph
  1. ^ The ruler's name, when transcribed is SIH-(Y)AJ-CHAN KʼAWI꞉L, translated "Sky-born Kʼawiil", Martin & Grube 2008, p.34.
  2. ^ These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Accession: 3 Ajaw 13 Sak and Death: 10 Ajaw 13 Muwan, Martin & Grube 2008, p.34.


  1. ^ Martin & Grube 2008, p.34.
  2. ^ Martin & Grube 2008, pp.34-36.


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. ISBN 9780500287262. OCLC 191753193.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Yax Nuun Ahiin I
Ajaw of Tikal
November 26, 411-February 3, 456
Succeeded by
Kʼan Chitam