MAYA MYTHOLOGY

The Mayan Gods of Mesoamerica...

BALAMS

Mayan Security Spirit

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.

Although he’s the smallest, the fifth is the most powerful. He stands in the center of the village to coordinate the team’s security response. Any evil spirit or nasty demon is immediately dealt with while the villagers sleep soundly in their beds.

’Balam’ is the Mayan word for Jaguar — a very sacred animal held in great awe. They were deified and idolized all over the place.

BALAMS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : BALAMS
Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Domestic Protection
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 6043

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Article last updated on 14 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "BALAMS: Spirit of Domestic Protection from Mayan mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 25 July 2014.

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