Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II

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Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II
Ajaw of Tikal
16th in the line
Tikal Stela 31.jpg
Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II, stela 31.
Reign November 26, 411-February 3, 456
Predecessor Yax Nuun Ahiin I
Successor K'an Chitam
Died February 3, 456
Burial Temple 33 (Burial 48)
Spouse Lady Ahiin
Issue K'an Chitam
Father Yax Nuun Ahiin I
Mother Lady K'inich
Religion Maya religion

Sihyaj Chan K'awiil 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 reigning until his death.[N 2][1] He was a son of his predecessor Yax Nuun Ahiin I and Lady K'inich, 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 K'awiil II are Stelae 1 and possibly Stelae 28. Tikal Temple 33 was Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II's funerary pyramid and his tomb was located beneath it.[2]


Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II's glyph
  1. ^ The ruler's name, when transcribed is SIH-(Y)AJ-CHAN K'AWI:L, translated "Sky-born K'awiil", 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
K'an Chitam