Kʼinich Yoʼnal Ahk II

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Kʼinich Yoʼnal Ahk II
King of Piedras Negras
K'inich Yo'nal Ahk II.svg
Kʼinich Yoʼnal Ahk II's glyph
ReignJanuary 2, 687 - 729
PredecessorItzam Kʼan Ahk I
SuccessorItzam Kʼan Ahk II
BornDecember 29, 664
ConsortLady K'atun Ajaw of Namaan
FatherItzam Kʼan Ahk I
MotherLady White Bird
ReligionMaya religion
For his grandfather, see Kʼinich Yoʼnal Ahk I.

Kʼinich Yoʼnal Ahk II (born December 29, 664), also known as Ruler 3, was a king of Piedras Negras, Maya city in Guatemala. He reigned from January 2, 687 until 729.

He had many monuments.

Biography[edit]

Birth[edit]

Stela 1 is Kʼinich Yoʼnal Ahk II's monument.
Stela 6 was erected by Kʼinich Yoʼnal Ahk II.

He was born on December 29, 664. His father and mother were Itzam Kʼan Ahk I and Lady White Bird. He was a grandson and namesake of Kʼinich Yoʼnal Ahk I, and his grandmother was Lady Bird Headdress.

His pre-regnal name was Kooj - "Puma". Upon his accession, he took as his regnal name that of his grandfather.

Reign[edit]

Before his accession, he married Lady K'atun Ajaw of Namaan. Their daughter was Lady Huntan Ahk.

Yoʼnal Ahk displayed a proper reverence for his father by commemorating the twenty-year anniversary of his burial with a burning ritual. Like his father, he reigned for over forty years. He captured a sajal of Itzamnaaj Bʼalam III in 726.

It seems that Yoʼnal Ahk married one more woman, possibly the one of Palenque. He must have died soon thereafter.

References[edit]

  • Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens by Simon Martin and Nikolai Grube
  • Kʼinich Yoʼnal Ahk II at Mesoweb