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Ghosts And Spirits
Descriptions of ghosts and spirits throughout the world.

Ghosts And Spirits Index

 

 

 

Jaguar Spirits


In Olmec and Amazon mythology, these were snarling spirits with the heads of jaguars and the bodies of men, often with staring eyes, a double row of fangs, and skin with magical healing properties. They symbolized the supernatural world and the fertile aspect of the jungle, and can be compared to East Asian Fox Fairies. Even today, when a jaguar is to be killed, it must be stalked for three days first, then killed with a wooden spear.