- a guardian spirit among Mexican and Central American Indians, believed to reside in an animal.
Origin of nagual
< Mexican Spanish nagual, nahual < Nahuatl nāhualli
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Examples from the Web for nagual
That is, assigned the form of the nagual belonging to the sick man.
Nagual is the name by which the sorcerers of Mexico, Indians and aborigines of America, are still designated.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
After various ceremonies, the child he was teaching was told to advance and embrace the Nagual.Human Animals
It is not impossible that tona is itself a compound root, including the monosyllabic radical na, which is at the basis of nagual.
For a nagual, as I have shown, is one thing and a totem is another; nor am I aware that Zulus are totemists.Modern Mythology