Most of the Mayan masks were symbols of their gods. Some masks were used for ceremonies, such as those worn by the Shaman. The masks represent agriculture, the wind, breathing, and the soul. Each mask represented a spirit. The mask may be human in form, but the design is attributed to personal spirits from nature. They were often in this form to represent the animal spirit protecting the warrior in battle.
Further notes regarding Native American Spirituality:
Native American religions are the spiritual practices of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Traditional Native American ceremonial ways can vary widely and are based on the differing histories and beliefs of individual tribes, clans, and bands. Early European explorers describe individual Native American tribes, and even small bands, as each having their own religious practices.
Theology may be monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistic, animistic, shamanistic, pantheistic or, any combination thereof. Traditional beliefs are usually passed down in the forms of oral histories, stories, allegories, and principles, and rely on face to face teaching in one's family and community.