nagual

noun
na·​gual | \nəˈ(g)wäl\
variants: or less commonly nahual \ nəˈ(h)wäl \
plural naguals\ -​älz \ or naguales\ -​äˌlās \ also nahuals

Definition of nagual 

1a : a personal guardian spirit or protective alter ego assumed by various Middle American Indians to reside in an animal or less frequently in some other embodiment — compare huaca

b : the animal double or guardian itself

2 : a sorcerer believed by various Middle American Indians to be capable of transforming himself into animal form

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History and Etymology for nagual

Spanish, from Nahuatl nahualli, naualli, from nahua to dance with tied hands

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