Tohil is the god given to Jaguar Quitze's family after the first humans are created. He is the only god able to make fire at first, and he tricks the tribes without fire into agreeing that they will allow Tohil to kill them when they ask how they can earn fire. When the first dawn arrives, Tohil turns to stone.
Tohil Quotes in Popol Vuh
The Popol Vuh quotes below are all either spoken by Tohil or refer to Tohil. 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 Four Quotes
"It's just a coyote crying out," and "Just a fox."
"Just a puma. Just a jaguar."
In the minds of all the tribes, it was as if humans weren't involved. They did it just as a way of decoying the tribes; that was what their hearts desired.
Tohil Character Timeline in Popol Vuh
The timeline below shows where the character Tohil appears in Popol Vuh. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...men immediately begin hunting birds and deer, and when they place the bloody meat on Tohil's stone, Tohil drinks the blood and speaks. Soon, Jaguar Quitze, Jaguar Night, Not Right Now,... (full context)