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Nombre analítico: 
JUN_TIJAX
Ortografía de Ximénez (quc): 
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Género: 
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According to Ruud van Akkeren, "Jun Tijax," or "One Flintknife," is a name of the god Tojil. He characterizes Tojil as "essentially a god of sacrifice" who "may appear as a sacrificial knife." According to Ximénez, he had been equated with Saint Paul the Apostle.

Citing Ximénez, Ruud van Akkeren attributes this equivalence to the figures' similar iconography: "The Toj of Rab’inal chose San Pablo as their new patron saint because he carried a sword in his hand, which is confirmed by Ximénez who writes that San Pablo was known as Jun Tijax."

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Fuentes Bibliográficas: 
van Akkeren, Ruud. «"K'iche' Winaq, The Intruders"». Place Of The Lord's Daughter : Rab'inal, Its History, Its Dance-Drama. Leiden, Netherlands: Research School CNWS, School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies, 2000. Print. Place Of The Lord's Daughter : Rab'inal, Its History, Its Dance-Drama.
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