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|
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.
- The ruler's name, when transcribed is YAX-?-AH:N, translated "First ? Crocodile", Martin & Grube 2008, p.32.
- These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Accession: 188.8.131.52.17 5 Kaban 10 Yaxk'jn and Death: 184.108.40.206.2 2 Ik' 10 Sip, Martin & Grube 2008, p.32.
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Chak Tok Ich'aak I
|Ajaw of Tikal
| Succeeded by|
Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II