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K'inich Tajal Chaak

K'INICH[CHAN-?] TAJAL-CHA:K?, "Great-Sun Torch Rain God". Drawing and translation after Martin and Grube (2000) Transcription revised per Simon Martin (personal communication 2002): see below.


Maya ruler of Naranjo; known only from a ceramic plate, probably dating to the early sixth century AD, on which he bears the Sak "Chuwen" title of Naranjo kings.

Mother: Lady Casper.

The foregoing is based on Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens by Simon Martin and Nikolai Grube (2000:70-71), except for the transcription captioning the illustration (originally K'INICH[CHAN?] TAJAL-CHA:K?). The CHAN sign is no longer in question, and since the feathery elements on either side of the K'IN sign appear elsewhere atop a 'long-nosed beastie', they must here convey some conflated (and undeciphered) meaning (Simon Martin, personal communication 2002).