Origin: Mesoamerican culture
To the Olmecs, one of the earliest Mesoamerican culture linked the Jaguar with royalty, fertility, and sorcery, as well as representing power, speed and prowess in hunting and battle.
Jaguars were also favored spirit companions (nagual) to shamans, for their ability to move swiftly between worlds-their home in the jungle to lowland swamps, and being able to hunt in both day and night. When seers and sorcerers meditated to mediate between the human world and the world of the spirits, jaguars could protect them on their journey.
Among the Maya, the Jaguar was a fertility icon. To the Aztecs, the animal was the totem of society of the Aztec warriors who wore its pelt into battle to signify that they were just as fierce and aggressive.