K'an Joy Chitam I

K'an Joy Chitam I

K'an Joy Chitam I
Ajaw of Palenque
Glyph of K'an Joy Chitam I at Temple of the Cross Tablet (see vectorised version
Reign February 6, 529 – February 6, 565
Predecessor Interregnum, title last held by Ahkal Mo' Nahb I (524)
Successor Ahkal Mo' Nahb II
Born (490-05-03)May 3, 490
Died February 6, 565(565-02-06) (aged 74)
Religion Maya religion

K'an Joy Chitam I,[N 1] also known as Hok, Kan Xul I and K'an Hok' Chitam I, (May 3, 490 – February 6, 565) was an ajaw of the Maya city-state of Palenque. He took the throne on February 6, 529 at age 34, ending an interregnum that had lasted for a little over four years.[N 2][1][2]


  1. ^ The ruler's name, when transcribed is K'AN-na-JOY[CHITAM]-ma, translated "Precious/Yellow Tied Peccary".
  2. ^ These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Born: 12 Lamat 6 Wo, Acceded: 5 K'an 12 K'ayab and Died: 7 Kib 4 K'ayab.


  1. ^ Skidmore, Joel (2010). The Rulers of Palenque (PDF) (Fifth ed.). Mesoweb Publications. p. 26. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Schele, Linda; Mathews, Peter (1993). The Proceedings of the Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop. Austin: University of Texas. 
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Title last held by Ahkal Mo' Nahb I (524)
Ajaw of Palenque
February 6, 529 – February 6, 565
Succeeded by
Ahkal Mo' Nahb II