Bird Claw

Bird Claw
Ajaw of Tikal

Bird Claw's glyph.
Reign 6th century
Predecessor Lady of Tikal and
Kaloomte' Bahlam
Successor Wak Chan K'awiil
Religion Maya religion

Bird Claw[N 1] also known as Animal Skull I and Ete I, (fl. 6th century), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Tikal. The monument associated with Bird Claw is Stelae 8.[1] He carried high-ranking name but no Tikal emblem.[2]


  1. โ†‘ The ruler's name, when transcribed is ?-TE'?, Martin & Grube 2008, p.38.


  1. โ†‘ Martin & Grube 2008, p.38.
  2. โ†‘ Martin & Grube 2008, p.39.


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
Lady of Tikal and
Kaloomte' Bahlam
Ajaw of Tikal
6th century
Succeeded by
Wak Chan K'awiil
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