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Le nahualli : homme-dieu et double animal au Mexique

Roberto MARTÍNEZ GONZÁLEZ

fr Anthropozoologica 39 (1) - Pages 371-381

Published on 30 July 2004

This article is a part of the thematic issue Animal domestications: social and symbolic dimensions. Homage to Jacques Cauvin

The nahualli: man-god and double animal in Mexico

In this article, I will attempt to show how the different meanings of the nahuatl word nahualli - animal companion spirit and ritual specialist - join together to form a symbolic system around the idea of envelope or disguise.

Keywords :

Nahualli, Nahuatl, Nahuas, Aztecs, transformation, double animal.

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