Tuun Kʼabʼ Hix

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Tuun Kʼabʼ Hix[pronunciation?] (Cu Ix, Ku Ix, Kʼaltuun Hix[pronunciation?]; "Bound-Stone Jaguar") was a Maya king of the Kaan Kingdom.

Tuun Kʼabʼ Hix
Detail of a wall painting in Calakmul
Detail of a wall painting in Calakmul, probably depicting a king
TitleKing of Kaan
Spouse(s)Ix Ekʼ Naah[1]
ChildrenDaughter

ReignEdit

Tuun Kʼab Hix reigned from the year 520 to 546. He is known only from foreign references.

A lintel at Yaxchilan describing the military successes of Kʼinich Tatbu Skull II records a captive from Kaan in AD 537 (the captive vassal of the Kaan ruler may have been a woman).[2]

Stela 25 from Naranjo records the accession of Aj Wosal Chan Kʼinich in 546 under the auspices of Tuun Kʼabʼ Hix.

The Kaan Kingdom was asserting its influence in the southern Maya lowlands and inaugurating the struggle for supremacy with its great rival Tikal.

It was probably during the reign of Tuun Kʼabʼ Hix that a ruler of El Resbalón declared himself to be a vassal of Kaan in 529, as the one clear date on the El Resbalón hieroglyphic stairway is 529.[3]

FamilyEdit

Wife of Tuun Kʼabʼ Hix was Queen Ix Ekʼ Naah ("Lady Star House").[4][5]

In 520 their daughter traveled to La Corona to marry a lord of that site.[6]

Mother-in-law of Tuun Kʼabʼ Hix was Lady Bʼakabʼ.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maya kings and queens
  2. ^ Martin and Grube 2008:104, 121
  3. ^ Simon Martin; Nikolai Grube (2000). Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya. London and New York: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05103-8. OCLC 47358325.
  4. ^ Simon Martin; Nikolai Grube (2000). Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya. London and New York: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05103-8. OCLC 47358325.
  5. ^ Mayan kings and queens
  6. ^ Article on Tuun Kʼabʼ Hix on Mesoweb
  7. ^ Tablet of the queen