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The ninth king of Palenque ruled for a short eight years during a time of troubles that may have begun during the reign of Lady Yohl Ik'nal, who was probably his mother. But as we now have cause to reevaluate that queen's reputation and the events of her reign, a recent discovery causes us to see her son in a new light. (Click here to advance to this discussion.) Aj Ne' Yohl Mat is the first of three known historical figures at Palenque to have had "Mat" as part of their name.