Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II

Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II,[N 1] also known as Storm Sky and Manikin Cleft Sky (died 3 February 456), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Tikal. He took the throne on 26 November 411 and reigned until his death.[N 2][1] He was a son of his predecessor Yax Nuun Ahiin I and Lady Kʼinich, and a grandson of Spearthrower Owl. Stela 31, erected during his reign, describes the death of his grandfather in 439; other monuments associated with Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II are Stelae 1 and possibly Stelae 28. Tikal Temple 33 was Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II's funerary pyramid and his tomb was located beneath it.[2]

Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II
Tikal Stela 31.jpg
Sihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II's portrait on Stela 31.
King of Tikal
Reign26 November 411 - 3 February 456
PredecessorYax Nuun Ahiin I
SuccessorKʼan Chitam
Died3 February 456
Temple 33 (Burial 48)
SpouseLady Ahiin
IssueKʼan Chitam, King of Tikal
Six Sky, King of Río Azul
FatherYax Nuun Ahiin I
MotherLady Kʼinich
ReligionMaya religion
SignatureSihyaj Chan Kʼawiil II's signature


  1. ^ The ruler's name, when transcribed is SIH-(Y)AJ-CHAN KʼAWI꞉L, translated "Sky-born Kʼawiil", Martin & Grube 2008, p.34.
  2. ^ These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Accession: 3 Ajaw 13 Sak and Death: 10 Ajaw 13 Muwan, Martin & Grube 2008, p.34.


  1. ^ Martin & Grube 2008, p.34.
  2. ^ Martin & Grube 2008, pp.34-36.


  • 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 Ajaw of Tikal
November 26, 411-February 3, 456
Succeeded by