The 2 Kib 14 Mol Ritual Cycle
Immediately following the mythological portion of the Cross Group texts, the Temples of the Cross, Sun, and Foliated Cross record a 2-3 day cycle of ceremonies beginning on the Maya date of 2 Kib' 14 Mol or on July 23, 690. The first rite listed in the cycle is a puluy or burning event followed by the dedication of a particular house or shrine on 3 Kab'an 15 Mol. Either later on the same day or perhaps on a third day, Kan B'ahlam conjures gods, probably through blood sacrifice, after which he adorns his gods or the icons of his gods with bark-paper headdresses (hu'n). The text of the Temple of the Foliated Cross states that these ceremonies occurred in the Lakam Ha' shrine (Lakam Ha' Chan Ch'e'n) known as the Wak Chan cave of a particular deity, whereas the Temple of the Sun places the ceremony at the Descending Quetzal Mountain Shrine (Chan Ch'e'n).
Interlinear translations of the parallel texts from the Temples of the Foliated Cross and Sun are provided below. Notice that despite their close similarities each speaks of the same events in slightly different ways.
Temple of the Foliated Cross
2 kib 14 mol
[On] 2 Kib 13 Mol (126.96.36.199.16, July 23, 690)
pu-lu-yi u-chi-li-ti-ni 3-?-ti-k'u u-2ne GIII u-ne K'AWIL puluy uchitinil 3 ? k'uh unen GIII une k'awiil
censed were the shrines [oven] of the "three ? god," the Infant GIII, and the Infant K'awiil.
ta-K'IN-ni 3-KAB'AN 15-mo-lo
ta k'in 3 kab'an 15 mol
On the next day [at night] on 3 Kab'an 15 Mol (188.8.131.52.17)
"dedication"-yi K'INICH K'UK'-na ta-OTOT-ti ch'a-ho-ma K'INICH KAN-B'AHLAM K'UHUL-B'AK-AJAW
joy? k'ihnich k'uk' naah ta otoot ch'aho'm k'ihnich kan b'ahlam k'uhul b'aak ajaw
consecrated was the K'ihnich Quetzal House [by] the Ch'aho'm, K'ihnich Kan B'ahlam the Divine Palenque Lord.
u-3-TAL-la u-TZAK-K'UH nu-ya-CHAN-AJAW EB'ET?-ta tu-u-CH'AB'-AK'AB'
u ux tal utzak-k'uh nu yahaw chan eb'et tu uch'ab-ak'ab'
Third, he conjured the god, the Great Sky-Lord-Messenger, from his darkness-creation. [by means of his blood scarifice?].
u-K'AL-HUN-AJ u-K'UH-li K'INICH KAN-B'AHLAM K'UHUL-B'AK-AJAW
uk'alhu'naj uk'uhul k'ihnich kan b'ahlam k'uhul b'aak ajaw
[It was] the headband-tying of the gods of K'ihnich Kan B'ahlam, the Divine Palenque Lord
u-ti-ya LAKAM-HA' CHAN-na CH'EN-na tu-CH'EN-na 6-chan-? 3-9-CHAK K'UHUL-?-NAL-AJAW
utiiy lakam ha' chan ch'e'n tuch'e'n wak chan ? ux b'olon chaahk k'uhul ? ahaw
it happened at the Lakam Ha' shrine [lit. sky-cave] in the cave of the Six Skies Ox Bolon Chaak Divine ? Lord.
Temple of the Sun
2 KIB' 14 mo-lo
2 kib 14 mol
[On] 2 Kib 13 Mol (184.108.40.206.16; July 23, 690)
pu-lu-yi u-WAY-b'i-li 3-?-ti-K'UH K'INICH-K'IN?-AJAW (GIII) puluy uwayb'il 3 ? k'uh k'ihnich k'in ajaw
censed were the shrines of the three ? god [and] the K'ihnich Sun Lord.
u-TZ'AK-AJ 3-KAB'AN 15-mo-lo
utz'akaj 3 kaban 15 mol
On 3 Kab'an 15 Mol (220.127.116.11.17)
ho/uy K'INICH K'UK'-NAH ta OTOT-ti ch'a-ho-ma B'AK-le WAY K'INICH KAN B'AHLAM K'UHUL-B'AK-AJAW
joy? k'ihnich k'uk' naah ta otoot ch'aho'm b'aakel way k'ihnich kan b'ahlam k'uhul b'aak ajaw
dedicated was the K'ihnich Quetzal House at the home, the Ch'aho'm, the Skeletal Co-essence, K'ihnich Kan B'ahlam, the Divine Palenque Lord.
u-3-TAL-la TZAK-wa-K'UH PAT-la-ja LAKAM-HA' CHAN-na CH'EN-na ye-ma-la? K'UK'-LAKAM-wi-tzi
u ux tal tzakwa k'uh patlaj lakam ha' chan ch'e'n yemal k'uk' lakam witz
Third, [or thrice] he god-conjured, this was done [lit. made] at the Lakam Ha temple, [at] the Great Mountain of the Descending Quetzal [lit. Descending Quetzal Big Mountain].