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K'inich Janaab Pakal II,[N 1] also known as Upakal K'inich, (fl. c.742), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Palenque. He ruled c.742 and he was probably brother of K'inich Ahkal Mo' Nahb III.[1] There are only few details about his reign like Bodega no. 1144 and portraits on a stucco-covered pier from Temple 19, only date from his reign is from 742, when he inslalled lord into important office.[2]

K'inich Janaab Pakal II
Ajaw of Palenque
Palenque Relief.jpg
K'inich Janaab Pakal II on a painted stucco relief from Palenque
Reign c.742
Predecessor K'inich Ahkal Mo' Nahb III
Successor K'inich Kan Bahlam III
Religion Maya religion


  1. ^ The ruler's name, when transcribed is u-PAKAL-la-K'INICH (K'INICH-) JANA:B-pa-ka-la, translated "Shield of the Sun God Radiant ?-Shield".


K'inich Janaab Pakal II's glyph
  1. ^ Skidmore, Joel (2010). The Rulers of Palenque (PDF) (Fifth ed.). Mesoweb Publications. pp. 83–87. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  2. ^ 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. p. 174. ISBN 9780500287262. OCLC 191753193.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
K'inich Ahkal Mo' Nahb III
Ajaw of Palenque
Succeeded by
K'inich Kan Bahlam III