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.
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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