Yax Nuun Ahiin II

Yax Nuun Ahiin II
Ajaw of Tikal
29th in the line

Stela 19 and Altar 6 in the northern enclosure of Group R, a twin pyramid complex at Tikal, representing Yax Nuun Ahiin II.
Reign December 25, 768-c.794
Predecessor 28th Ruler
Successor Nuun Ujol K'inich
Born before 768
Died c.794
Father Yik'in Chan K'awiil
Religion Maya religion

Yax Nuun Ahiin II[N 1] also known as Ruler C and Chitam, (before 768-c.794), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Tikal. He took the throne on December 25, 768 and reigning probably until his death.[N 2] He was son of Yik'in Chan K'awiil and brother of 28th Ruler. The monuments associated with Yax Nuun Ahiin II are: Stelae 19, 21 and Altars 6 and 10.[1][2]


Yax Nuun Ahiin II's glyph
  1. The ruler's name, when transcribed is YAX-?-AYI:N, translated "First ? Calman", Martin & Grube 2008, p.51.
  2. These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Accession: 11 K'an 12 K'ayab, Martin & Grube 2008, p.51.


  1. Martin & Grube 2008, p.51.
  2. Sharer & Traxler 2006, p.313.


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. 
Sharer, Robert J.; Loa P. Traxler (2006). The Ancient Maya (6th, fully revised ed.). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-4816-0. OCLC 28067148. 
Regnal titles
Preceded by
28th Ruler
Ajaw of Tikal
December 25, 768-c.794
Succeeded by
Nuun Ujol K'inich
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