Bʼutz Aj Sak Chiik

Bʼutz Aj Sak Chiik,[N 1] also known as Manik, (November 15, 459 – 501?), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Palenque. He took the throne on July 28, 487, reigning until 501. He was likely the brother of Ahkal Moʼ Nahb I.[N 2][1]

Bʼutz Aj Sak Chiik
Ajaw of Palenque
Glifo de B'utz Aj Sak Chiik en tablero del Templo XVII.jpg
Glyph of Bʼutz Aj Sak Chiik at Temple XVII Tablet (see vectorised version here)
ReignJuly 28, 487 – 501
SuccessorAhkal Moʼ Nahb I
BornNovember 15, 459
ReligionMaya religion


  1. ^ The ruler's name, when transcribed is bu-tzʼa-ja-SAK-chi[ku], translated "Smoking White/Resplendent Coati?".
  2. ^ These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Born: 12 Ahaw 13 Sak and Acceded: 3 Etzʼnab 11 Xul.


  1. ^ Skidmore, Joel (2010). The Rulers of Palenque (PDF) (Fifth ed.). Mesoweb Publications. pp. 18–19. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ajaw of Palenque
July 28, 487 – 501
Succeeded by
Ahkal Moʼ Nahb I