Natives from the central region of Mexico make a mark with ashes to catch the Nagual. The mark is placed at the entrance of the house, before a new born arrives. The first animal that makes his print in it will be the child Nagual. The Nagual is his protector and has been selected at random. The Nagual will be part of his name, so if the animal is a serpent or mouse, the child is called Juan Serpent or Juan Mouse.
The traditions of Mexico include numerous rituals. These traditions continue in the daily life of the people and are an important part of their ideas and believe.