Yax Nuun Ahiin I

Yax Nuun Ahiin I
Ajaw of Tikal

Stela 4 at Tikal names Yax Nuun Ahiin I
Reign September 12,379-June 17, 404?
Predecessor Chak Tok Ich'aak I
Successor Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II
Died June 17, 404?
Burial Temple 34 (Burial 10)
Issue Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II
Father Spearthrower Owl
Mother Lady K'inich
Religion Maya religion

Yax Nuun Ahiin I[N 1] also known as Curl Snout and Curl Nose, (died June 17, 404?), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Tikal. He took the throne on September 12, 379 and reigning until his death.[N 2][1]


Yax Nuun Ayiin was a son of Spearthrower Owl, a lord of Teotihuacano (probably that city's king) in central Mexico. The installation of a Teotihuacano noble on the throne of Tikal marks a high point of Teotihuacan influence in the central Maya lowlands. Yax Nuun Ahiin I may have been a child or youth at the time of his coronation, and the early years of his reign seems to have been dominated by one of his father's generals, Sihyaj K'ahk', in a sort of regency. His tomb, known as "Burial 10", was discovered by University of Pennsylvania archaeologists. He was succeeded by his son Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II probably in 425. The monuments associated with Yax Nuun Ahiin I are Stelae 4 and Stelae 18.[2]

Yax Nuun Ahiin I's glyph


  1. The ruler's name, when transcribed is YAX-?-AH:N, translated "First ? Crocodile", Martin & Grube 2008, p.32.
  2. These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Accession: 5 Kaban 10 Yaxk'jn and Death: 2 Ik' 10 Sip, Martin & Grube 2008, p.32.


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  1. Martin & Grube 2008, p.32.
  2. Martin & Grube 2008, pp.32-33.


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
Chak Tok Ich'aak I
Ajaw of Tikal
Succeeded by
Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II
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