Sihyaj Chan K'awiil I

Sihyaj Chan K'awiil I
Ajaw of Tikal
11th in the line

Sihyaj Chan K'awiil I's glyph
Reign c.307
Predecessor Animal Headdress
Successor Unen Bahlam
Father Animal Headdress
Mother Lady Skull
Religion Maya religion

Sihyaj Chan K'awiil I,[N 1] (fl. c.307) was ajaw ("lord") of the Maya city-state of Tikal. He was son of his predecessor Animal Headdress and Lady Skull. The monument associated with Sihyaj Chan K'awiil I is El Encanto Stela I.[1]


  1. The ruler's name, when transcribed is SIHYAJCHAN[K'AWI:L] CHAK-ICH'A:K, translated "Sky-born K'awil Great Claw", Martin & Grube 2008, p.26.


  1. Martin & Grube 2008, pp.26-27.


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
Animal Headdress
Ajaw of Tikal
Succeeded by
Unen Bahlam
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