Definition of nagual in English:

nagual

(also nawal, nahual)

noun

  • Among certain indigenous peoples of Mexico and surrounding countries: a guardian spirit in animal form, believed to accompany and guide an individual through life; an animal form believed to be assumed by a human through magical or supernatural means.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Mexican Spanish nagual, nahual sorceror, companion from Nahuatl nahualli guardian spirit residing in an animal.

Pronunciation

nagual

/nəˈɡwɑːl/