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. Check out this Nahual Calculator that will help you find your Nahua or Animal Spirit!  We hope he’ll inspire you and your children to find your own Nahual and animal spirit!


Nahual or Nagual - mexican spirit animal

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

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Hi! I dreamed about a tiger before..a cub with my disease pet, he was staring at me…and my dog was beside him then later came to me…then we stared at each other is he my animal spirit? I tried the mayan nahual calculator and it seems the bob cat and mountain lion is my spirit animal…but then i remembered the young tiger in my dream

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I take pleasure in, lead to I found just what I was having a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

Eric Rosenberg
Eric Rosenberg

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

Terri Burch
Terri Burch

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


Hi Terri,
Here are two links we found that might help: and Enjoy finding your animal spirit and thanks for stopping by!