Blood Gatherer is one of the lords of Xibalba. He has a virgin daughter, Blood Moon, and is enraged when he realizes she's pregnant. Because he believes that her children will be bastards, he, One Death, and Seven Death command the owl messengers to take her into the woods and cut out her heart.
Blood Gatherer Quotes in Popol Vuh
The Popol Vuh quotes below are all either spoken by Blood Gatherer or refer to Blood Gatherer. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon & Schuster edition of Popol Vuh published in 1996.).
Part Three Quotes
And such was the naming of their names, they named them all among themselves. They showed their faces and named their names, each one named by the one ranking above him, and naming in turn the name of the one seated next to him.
Blood Gatherer Character Timeline in Popol Vuh
The timeline below shows where the character Blood Gatherer appears in Popol Vuh. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
With this, Blood Moon becomes pregnant with the twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque. After six months, Blood Gatherer finally notices that his daughter is pregnant. He's very angry, as he believes that her... (full context)