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The Maya had special rituals that they did before they fought in wars. Here are some of them. The warriors lit incense before wars to soothe the soul. They wore headdresses before and during wars to please the gods. Some warriors wore cloth wrapped around their heads and ears. Some of the warriors shaved a stripe down the back of their heads before wars. Some of the Maya warriors got their masks ready before the wars. The kids gathered quetzal feathers for the warriors before the warriors fought in wars. The warrior's wives performed dances for the warriors before they fought in wars. The warriors wore costumes during war so before the warriors fought in wars they had to get their costumes ready before war.