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Na Ahau Hel (Lady Ahpo Hel)   --  Schele, 1988

Lady Ahpo-Hel   --  Robertson, 1985

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Drawing: Merle Greene Robertson

The glyph with the curved lines crossing a straight line, formerly read as hel, is now read as tz'ak. Thus the woman named here (the mother of K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II) is now known as Ix Tz'ak Ahaw (or, in the updated orthography, Ix Tz'ak Ajaw). See tz'ak note.