Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...

BALAM

Maya Security Spirit

Also known as Bahlam

Jaguar Spirits of Security and Night Protection

They usually go around in fives. When they find a village with Acantun 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 Maya word for Jaguar — a very sacred animal held in great awe. They were deified and idolized all over the place.

Balam Facts and Figures

Name: Balam
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Bahlam

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: Spirit
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Domestic Protection
Area of expertise: Security, Domestic Protection

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 202

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Article last revised on April 18, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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