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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Axopil

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AXOPIL, son and successor of Nimá-Quiché (or Great-Quiché), king of the Quiché tribes that went to Central America after the fall of the Mexican empire of Tula, about 1052. Axopil was an able chieftain, who extended the limits of his nation and promoted its civilization and prosperity. In his old age he divided his dominions, giving the Cakchiquel kingdom to his son Jintemal, and that of Zutuhil, or Atitlán, to his son Axicoat, keeping for himself the kingdom of Quiché.