According to Christenson (2007: 198), "In the Quiché language, tojil refers to a 'payment, debt, obligation, or tribute.' This is consistent with this god’s demand for tribute and sacrifice. Toj is one of the named days in the highland Maya calendar. During divination ceremonies the day Toj implies the need to pay a debt in a metaphoric sense."
In contrast, Coe and Houston (2015: 226) reference "the Temple of Tojil, a Jaguar deity connected with the sun and rain."