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What did Maya warriors do?

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Warriors practiced being warriors. They also challenged each other to dangerous acts of courage, like looking in a mirror. The Maya believed that creatures from the underworld (demons) could reach through a mirror and yank you into the Place of Awe (the underworld). Warriors had mirrors attached to their shields so that demons could reach out and grab their enemies. Maya city-states were constantly at war with each other. If you didn't have strong warriors, you were in trouble. Maya warriors were very fierce. Warriors did not fit into any social class. They were special. Maya Warriors