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Jaguar

Fishburn and Hughes: The jaguar was considered sacred among the Maya: in the Popol Vuh (Book of the Common), the Maya religious text describing the genesis of the world, the word for jaguar, 'balam', conveys the idea of magical power and is used as a title equivalent to 'mighty'. In the same text, among the first men in creation there are three legendary heroes named Jaguar. The Writing of the God