Chak Tok Ich'aak I
|Chak Tok Ich'aak I|
Ajaw of Tikal|
14th in the line
Stela 26 at Tikal bears the name Chak Tok Ich'aak, although it is unclear if it is referring to Chak Tok Ich'aak I or Chak Tok Ich'aak II.
|Predecessor||K'inich Muwaan Jol|
|Successor||Yax Nuun Ahiin I|
|Died||January 15, 378|
|Father||K'inich Muwaan Jol|
|Mother||Lady Bahlam Way|
Chak Tok Ich'aak I also known as Great Paw, Great Jaguar Paw, and Toh Chak Ich'ak (died January 15, 378) was an ajaw of the Maya city of Tikal. He took the throne on August 7, 360? and reigning until his death.
He is one of Tikal's best known kings, with his name recorded on a number of ceramic pieces and stelae. Stela 39 was produced to commemorate the K'atun ending in 376. It depicts the king standing upon a bound captive. His palace in the Central Acropolis, unusually, was never built over by later rulers, and was kept in repair for centuries as an apparent revered monument.
- The ruler's name, when transcribed is CHAK-TOK-ICH'A:K, translated "Great Misty? Claw", Martin & Grube 2008, p.28.
- These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Accession: 22.214.171.124.2 11 Ik' 10 Sek and Death: 126.96.36.199.12 11 Eb 15 Mak, Martin & Grube 2008, p.28.
- Harrison, Peter D. (2003). "The Central Acropolis of Tikal". In Jeremy A. Sabloff. Tikal: Dynasties, Foreigners, & Affairs of State: Advancing Maya Archaeology. Santa Fe, New Mexico, US and Oxford, UK: School of American Research Press and James Currey. pp. 171–206. ISBN 1-930618-22-0. OCLC 51059120.
- 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.
K'inich Muwaan Jol
|Ajaw of Tikal
| Succeeded by|
Yax Nuun Ahiin I