Le "nahualli" : homme-dieu et double animal au Mexique


fr Anthropozoologica 39 (1) - Pages 371-381

Published on 30 July 2004

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.

Download full article in PDF format