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Wak Chanil Ajaw

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Wak Chanil Ajaw

Lady Wac-Chanil-Ahau (modern reading - Ix-Wak-Chan-'Ajaw-Lem?) was a Maya princess circa 682 AD who was part of an arranged marriage between the Maya cities of Dos Pilas and Naranjo (in modern Guatemala) to include Naranjo into the Calakmul-Dos Pilas alliance. Instead Naranjo defeated Caracol in a power struggle.

She was important to politics during the Mesoamerican Classic Period (250 AD-900 AD). Her son K'ak' Tiliw Chan Chaak was an important figure in later Maya development.


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