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Kʼan Chitam,[N 1] also known as Kan Boar and Kʼan Ak (November 26, 415? – 486?), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Tikal. He took the throne on August 8, 458.[N 2] He was son of Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II and Lady Ahiin. The monuments associated with Kʼan Chitam are Stelae 2?, 9, 13 and 40.[1]

Kʼan Chitam
Ajaw of Tikal
Tikal St13.jpg
Stela 13 at Tikal represents Kʼan Chitam
ReignAugust 8, 458-486?
PredecessorSihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II
SuccessorChak Tok Ichʼaak II
BornNovember 26, 415?
IssueChak Tok Ichʼaak II
FatherSihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II
MotherLady Ahiin
ReligionMaya religion
Kʼan Chitam's glyph


  1. ^ The ruler's name, when transcribed is (KʼAN)CHITAM?, translated "Precious/Yellow Peccary", Martin & Grube 2008, p.37.
  2. ^ These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Birth: 8 Imix 14 Sak and Accession: 4 Kaban 15 Xul, Martin & Grube 2008, p.37.


  1. ^ Martin & Grube 2008, p.37.


Martin, Simon; Nikolai Grube (2008). Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya (2nd ed.). London and New York: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 9780500287262. OCLC 191753193.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II
Ajaw of Tikal
August 8, 458-486?
Succeeded by
Chak Tok Ichʼaak II