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Batz (B'atz'): Mayan Spirit or Nahual/Nawal

Batz Mayan Nahual Image

Animal Spirit: Monkey
Color: Black
Symbolisms: Art and knowledge. The nahual of artists and builders.
Yucatec: Chuen
Classic Mayan: Unknown

Batz is associated with thread, time and infinity. It is the creator of life and wisdom. It refers to both intelligence and arts. It is a day recreate the ceremonies and traditions of our ancestors. Batz can free an individual from the problems that are burdening him or her.


  • The beginning of everything
  • A day to ask for your partner's hand in marriage
  • A day to resolve problems
  • A day to overcome idleness and vices
  • A day to be grateful for a long life
  • A day for organizing
  • A day to be grateful for dance and music


  • Kind, good natured, reserved
  • Intelligent
  • Artist (painting, singing, dancing, sculpting)
  • Leaders, defenders, merchants, entrepreneurs
  • Teachers, doctors