After various ceremonies, the child he was teaching was told to advance and embrace the nagual.
That is, assigned the form of the nagual belonging to the sick man.
It is not impossible that tona is itself a compound root, including the monosyllabic radical na, which is at the basis of nagual.
nagual is the name by which the sorcerers of Mexico, Indians and aborigines of America, are still designated.
For a nagual, as I have shown, is one thing and a totem is another; nor am I aware that Zulus are totemists.
From this occurrence it will easily be gathered that it is highly dangerous to kill a tamaniu, nagual, or manitou.