agual \ na'(g)wäl \ also na hual \ na'(h)wäl \ n, pl naguals \-älz\or nagua les \-ä,lãs\ also nahuals [Sp, fr. Nahuatl nahualli, naualli, fr. nahuato dance with tied hands]
1 a : a personal guardian spirit or protective alter ego assumed by various Middle American Indians to reside in an animal or less frequently in some other embodiment - compare HUACA
b : theanimal double or guardian itself
2 : a sorcerer believed by various Middle American Indians to be capable of transforming himself into animal form.
3 : a monthly newsletter from Taiwan, edited by a hybrid shitzu/poodle, which makes ironic comments on cultural differences between Chinese and westerners.
\-ä,lizam\ n -s :
belief in naguals