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Glyph D5

Title   --  Schele, 1988

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Drawing: Merle Greene Robertson

Robert Wald (1999) has read this glyph as k'ak' nab / k'ak' nab / "fire lake (ocean)". As David Stuart has commented in connection with nab (or nahb') as it appears in the name of Palenque ruler K'inich Ahkal Mo' Nahb', "the logographic forms of NAHB' all emphasize the water lily image, usually as part of a larger "spotted winal" form, the superfixed blossom of which can alone serve as NAHB'." (Stuart, K'inich Ahkal Mo' Nahb' III: A New Reading of the Ruler's Name. Online.)