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    PAST - Lucha Libre Masks A popular part of a Mexican wrestler’s persona is his or her mascara, or lucha libre mask.  The masks play an important part of the storyline, and can also provide some anonymity in a country enthralled by the sport of Mexican wrestling. ( Lucha, M, 2009)

    Blue Demon and El Santo

    El Santo

    El Santo and the Blue Demon enjoying a game of chess.

    Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta—El Santo!

    El Santo - Mil Mascaras - Dr. Wagner | Cuadrilatero | Mexican Heros

    Lucha Libre Magazine with Blue Demon & Santo

    luchalibremexicana: Un día como ayer pero de 1984 nos dejo un grande Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, el Santo el Enmascarado de Plata. QEPD.

    Los Luchadores- Santo y Blue Demon

    El Matematico, Mexican luchador.

    PAST/PRESENT - Lucha libre (Spanish: “free wrestling”) is a term used in Mexico, and other Spanish-speaking countries, for a form of professional wrestling with a unique history in latin culture. Mexican wrestling is characterized by colorful masks, rapid sequences of holds, as well as "high-flying" maneuvers, some of which have been adopted in US professional wrestling. (Herr, J, 2012)

    Quieren lucha libre en museos - El Mañana - Revista @3 Museos

    Jorge Negrete - El Charro

    Blue Demon - Lucha Libre Wrestling

    Mil Mascaras ayudó a popularizar el estilo de lucha libre en los Estados Unidos y Japón, y dio lugar a una generación de spin-offs de Jushin Liger a Ultimo Dragon y más allá.

    PAST - Greek Masks Ancient Greeks wore masks in every theatrical play. No ancient greek masks have been saved, but we have proof the actors did wear masks because the theatrical greek masks appear on ancient vessels and mosaics.

    Lucha Libre - Idolos - Huracán Ramírez

    Techno masks by Richard Symons ( John, 2011)

    AFRICAN MASK EXAMPLES

    PAST - It is an image that many recognise but most know nothing about. The plague mask—with its elongated beak and dark, soulless eyes—has been replicated in costume shops around the world, Indeed, so prevalent are these masks at parties and balls, one might be tempted to think it is a design entirely imagined by Italian mask-makers for the Venetian Carnival. But where did this mask originate and what purpose did it serve during plague outbreaks? ( Chirurgeon's Apprentice, 2012)