July 27, 2011

Nahual – Find Your Animal Spirit

mexican nagual or nahual spirt animal ceramic

all images from Nagual in the Garden: Fantastic Animals In Mexican Ceramics

The Nahual, pronounced [nah-wahl] is a mystical creature who acts as a spiritual guide in many Mesoamerican religions. While every person has a nahual, they need to seek out their spirit animal to connect with it.  Many believe the way to find your nahual is to find a isolated and peaceful place to sleep, and the animal that appears in your dream will be your spirit animal. The spirit animal can be any animal, or a mixture of animals.  It is often depicted as a lion-like creature with human features, like in the Mexican ceramics above.  We loved these creatures, so chose to make our nahual in a similar style.  We hope he’ll inspire you and your children to find your own animal spirit!

Nahual or Nagual - mexican spirit animal

Find your own spirit animal with Tea’s Equipo Nahual Tee.


  1. Terri Burch says:

    My students are studying the Mayas and would like to know which animal spirit they have based on their birthday. Can you help?

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Terri,
      Here are two links we found that might help: http://bit.ly/HT8hP and http://bit.ly/zzAoN8. Enjoy finding your animal spirit and thanks for stopping by!


  2. Eric Rosenberg says:

    Here is a link to a mayan calculator that can tell you your animal spirit after you enter in your birth date information:


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