Maya kings were the centers of power for the Maya civilization. Each Maya city-
state was controlled by a dynasty of kings.
Two of the oldest and most famous Mayan leaders were Itzamn and Kukulcan.
Itzamn is said to have led the first Mayan migration into the Yucatan from the Far
Each city in the Maya Empire was ruled by a different noble family. Nobles
claimed they were the descendants of the Hero Twins. That gave them the right to
Maya Inca Aztec Kings/Emperors. Kings/Emperors ... Ancient Maya Inca Aztec
Cities/Ruins · Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula · Copan, Honduras · Machu
Oct 29, 2012 ... His grave is the most ancient royal Maya burial to be found and it contains a
variety ... "He was the big chief," archaeologist Miguel Orrego of the ...
The Ancient Maya were never united under one ruler or empire, but instead were
divided into multiple states in which most had its own central government and ...
Mayan Gods and Goddesses. The ancient Maya had a complex pantheon of
deities whom they worshipped and offered human sacrifices. Rulers were
In addition to ruling the celestial realm and serving as the chief god within the
Mayan pantheon, Itzamna was credited with inventing the Mayan system of
Aug 10, 2016 ... The ancient Maya quarried immense quantities of building stone ... and reliefs
are the chief sources of knowledge about the early Maya.
Jan 28, 2011 ... Archaeologists for a long time believed the ancient Maya to be gentle .... and that
Siyaj K'ahk' was his brother, and, very probably, his war chief.