is a K'iche'-Maya
word meaning "sovereign" (also "one who conquers" or "one who is victorious"). The word originated from the Nahuatl
Tepeuh. The title is associated with the K'iche'-Maya god Gukumatz
, his whole name translating as "Sovereign Plumed Serpent
". The title has also been used by numerous K'iche' rulers such as Tepepul.