The Nahual (also known as La Nahuala in disguised/possessed form) She is a powerful evil monstrous entity and the titular main antagonists of the Mexican animated film made by Animex Producciones La Leyenda de la Nahuala. Years ago hat took over the body of a noblewoman, so carry out the plan sacrifice 3 pure young souls, so reigning in the world of mortals and becoming unstoppable powerfully in Puebla city.

She is voiced by mexican actress Ofelia Medina.


Past History

A long time ago in the mansion called The Old Manor (La Vieja Casona), an evil being of darkness took the body of a kind, innocent cook woman, who was mother and little Santos Machorro and that was when unleashed chaos inside the property, cursing wing family Villavicencio in the Night of the Dead (Noche de los Muertos), so knowing that within the home waited wing now renamed The Nahuala, being by sacrificing innocent souls to 3 with the Medallion of Mikiska, at that moment Toñita San Juan managed to escape alive from the mansion, unfortunately leaving Xóchitl Ahuactzin and Theodora Villavicencio as wandering spirits, outside the priest Fray Godofredo and sorcerers witnessed this tragic incident next to a heartbroken sobbing Machorro for his lost mother, so the place would be cursed for life until this day.

In The Film

¡Innocent souls of the past, come to me! "
~ La Nahuala
52 years later when Leo San Juan was sent to deliver a custom sweets and candies, was surprised by his prankster brother Nando continuing scaring with the legends of the Nahuala, deciding to delve into the entrance of The Old House to be finally kidnapped, when Leo decided bravely to enter through a small door access not rest until to save his beloved brother, after moments of misfortune with guests of the mansion, finally the young Leo encounters face to face with Nahuala and this tries to convince him to abandon hopes of rescuing Nando, but Leo was not intimidated by the threats of ruthless witch. Unexpectedly Nahuala would attack the boy between the mirrors in which was reflected, elsewhere the father Friar Godofredo had been kidnapped by Santos whose aim was to avenge the disappearance of his mother after the events of 1755, so had captive sure not to interfere in their plans, Leo falling into a secret passage in which would lead to the
Miquiztli medallion

The Miquiztli Medallion

last upper floor of the mansion, which surprisingly was captured by the Nahuala and would have prepared for the ritual, the Grandma Toñita to see his two captives grandchildren by the wicked witch, was knocked out by Santos wing mercy of Nahuala.

Last Stand

The full moon reflecting its light the main hall, the Nahuala is prepares to conclude his ritual, luckily the air balloon Friar Godofredo completely blocks the light caused by the moon, in the interference "The Priest" faces Santos a tough battle after the two fall dying by the rays of the Nahuala and being to be betrayed Santos, telling him all these years was not the spirit of his mother, but he had taken his way to learn that the son of this woman was full of resentment, using as its accomplice and complete the mission to bring an important member of the Juan. Recovering from the hard confrontation kept surrendering to anything, it Nando distracts wing beast with the "Mikistli Medallion" and throws wings hands of Leo which makes use of this with the mysterious amulet named Skull of Tezcatlipoca given by Godofredo combining their powers reverses the curse Nahuala of turning it into stone and releasing all souls tormented by it.


For all intents and purposes, Nahuala was pure evil. She had no care for anyone but herself, she had no qualms with using people as slaves and murdering even children. She showed absolutely no remorse for her vile actions in the murders of Xóchitl and Teodora Villavicencio, with her only real regret being not killing Toñita San Juan once and for all. Nahuala is a master manipulator, she was able to manipulate Santos Machorro into being he primary worker, doing much of the dirty work while she rested in the manor. Nahuala attempted to turn Leo against his brother, but his kind heart stalwart and he refused to turn his back on Nando.

Other Appearances

La Leyenda de la Llorona & Las Momias de Guanajuato

The Nahuala does not appear at any moment, but at the beginning of the film can be seen momentarily without having relevant appearance, but is mentioned in several times by Leo San Juan assuming that the beast was not so much worse than same La Llorona.

Again the Nahuala does not return in this third installment of the film, appearing only in the introduction, being mentioned by several characters after the adventures lived by Leo San Juan. Also made a cameo in the narration of the shaman's Alebrije with La Llorona.

Nahuala obra

La Leyenda de la Nahuala: Theatre 2014

As in the movie, the nahuala fulfills the same role of antagonist and its appearance is more changed, similar to that of a dark wolf and dressing with a simple hood.



  • Nahuala has certain similarities with The Beast from the Cartoon Network animated series Over the Garden Wall.
    • Both are feared because they are represented as a terrifying figure for children.
    • These monsters are demonic entities are completely tormenting an entire town people, being also narration legends and scary stories.
    • Also they have the ability to take control and own wing people.
    • Another thing that was noticed was that had the hypocrisy to manipulate neutral characters or antiheroes who only tried to overcome the loss of their loved ones, intending to take advantage of their suffering and deceive them with false hopes in return to make them his minions.
           Las Leyendas Villains

LDLN:La Nahuala | Santos Machorro | Nahuala's Minions | Miquixtli

LDLL:La Llorona | Pecas | Dolls Henchmen | Tiro & Pujo

LDLMDJ:Rousseau | Mictlan | Mummies of Guanajuato | Rosendo

LDCH:Merolick | El Chupacabras | General Torreblanca | Cacomixtle | Soldier Licona

LDCHN:El Charro Negro | Ghostly Stallion | Haunted House | Chui | Lottery Fiends | Magdalena

Series:Quetzalcoatl | Baba Yaga | Horroroso | Quetzalcoatl Army | Jersey Devil | Kaiju Monster | Medusa | Mister Madera | Golem | Terracotta Warriors | Nicht Mart | Nu Gui | Fenrir | Chilan | Bactus | Ittan Momen | Trolls Group