Palenque: Pier B, Temple of the Inscriptions [January 1, 2004]

"The figures on the four middle piers represent ancestors standing in the Otherworld as they present the child to the people of Palenque, but which ancestors are they? On pier b, the quetzal bird and jaguar muzzle in the headdress name K'uk'-Balam (Quetzal-Jaguar), the founder of Palenque's dynasty."

Schele & Mathews, The Code of Kings, p. 99
Drawing by Linda Schele, © David Schele, courtesy Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.,

NOTE: The symbols of divinity used in the portrayal of the infant Kan-Balam link the baby to the divine K'awil. These include the flaming ax of K'awil on the baby's forehead as well as his leg transforming into a serpent.