Kʼan Joy Chitam I,[N 1] also known as Hok, Kan Xul I and Kʼan Hokʼ 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]
|Kʼan Joy Chitam I|
|King of Palenque|
|Reign||February 6, 529 – February 6, 565|
Title last held by Ahkal Moʼ Nahb I (524)
|Successor||Ahkal Moʼ Nahb II|
|Born||3 May 490|
|Died||6 February 565 (aged 74)|
|Issue||Ahkal Moʼ Nahb II|
Kan Bahlam I
Lady Yohl Ik'nal (possibly)
|Father||Ahkal Moʼ Nahb I (possibly)|
- The ruler's name, when transcribed is KʼAN-na-JOY[CHITAM]-ma, translated "Precious/Yellow Tied Peccary".
- These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Born: 184.108.40.206.8 12 Lamat 6 Wo, Acceded: 220.127.116.11.4 5 Kʼan 12 Kʼayab and Died: 18.104.22.168.16 7 Kib 4 Kʼayab.
- Skidmore, Joel (2010). The Rulers of Palenque (PDF) (Fifth ed.). Mesoweb Publications. p. 26. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
- Schele, Linda; Mathews, Peter (1993). The Proceedings of the Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop. Austin: University of Texas.