Jaguar Spirits of Security and Night Protection
They usually go around in fives. When they find a village with ACANTUNS set up, they creep in and sit on them to keep guard, one at each corner of the village. Much more user-friendly than CCTV.
'Balam' is the Mayan word for Jaguar — a very sacred animal held in great awe. They were deified and idolized all over the place.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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