The jaguar was associated with the gods of ancient Mesoamerica. Tribes such as the Aztecs and the Mayans all worshipped the jaguars as gods.
If a person dressed in a jaguar-like costume, ancients assumed that they would acquire the same powers as the jaguar himself.
According to ancient Mesoamerican tribes, jaguars can communicate between living and dead.
The jaguar is the biggest cat in the Americas and the third largest in the world.
They have a roar that sounds like a person coughing.