K'an Chitam

K'an Chitam
Ajaw of Tikal

Stela 13 at Tikal represents K'an Chitam
Reign August 8, 458-486?
Predecessor Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II
Successor Chak Tok Ich'aak II
Born November 26, 415?
Died 486?
Issue Chak Tok Ich'aak II
Father Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II
Mother Lady Ahiin
Religion Maya religion

K'an Chitam[N 1] also known as Kan Boar and K'an Ak, (November 26, 415?-486?), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Tikal. He took the throne on August 8, 458.[N 2] He was son of Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II and Lady Ahiin. The monuments associated with K'an Chitam are Stelae 2?, 9, 13 and 40.[1]

K'an Chitam's glyph


  1. The ruler's name, when transcribed is (K'AN)CHITAM?, translated "Precious/Yellow Peccary", Martin & Grube 2008, p.37.
  2. These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Birth: 8 Imix 14 Sak and Accession: 4 Kaban 15 Xul, Martin & Grube 2008, p.37.


  1. Martin & Grube 2008, p.37.


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
Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II
Ajaw of Tikal
August 8, 458-486?
Succeeded by
Chak Tok Ich'aak II
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