We have to establish, first, that mask is a word of Latin origin. Specifically, it is the result of the sum of two clearly differentiated parts:
-The prefix "anti-", which can be translated as "front".
-The noun "face", which is equivalent to "face."
It is called mask to the element that is used for cover he face , especially the sector that is around the eyes. This kind of mask is used to hinder the recognition of the individual who wears it.
For example: “At the carnival I will wear a mask that my grandmother gave me”, "The victim declared that the criminal hid his face behind a mask", “When I was a kid, I used to wear a mask to play gunslingers”.
Eye masks are often used in carnival , in parties from costumes and in other celebrations. It is a decorative piece that aims at entertainment and fun. It is possible to find masks of paper, leather, plaster, wool or other materials.
There are those who wear masks to keep anonymity and thus be able to act without others knowing who is the person That hides his face. In this framework, many criminals they appeal to the mask when they commit a crime with the aim of not being recognized and achieve impunity.
Various characters of fiction On the other hand, they are characterized by the use of a mask. One of the most popular is The Lone Ranger , known as Lone Ranger in English. This character that he created Fran striker fight for justice with the aboriginal Bull , touring the American west with his horse Silver (or Silver ).
The Lone Ranger first appeared in a radio theater. Over the years he had a television series, films and comics, always wearing their traditional mask.
In the same way, we must bear in mind that in Spain there was a very important figure in the world of comics that sported an article like the one at hand. We are referring to the Mask Warrior, which was one of the most important series of graphic literature in the country throughout history and especially during the decade of the 40s.
Manuel Gago García was the one who shaped that character who, in reality, calls himself Adolfo de Moncada. He is the son of the Countess of Roca who was kidnapped by the Muslim king Ali Kan while pregnant with him. That monarch believed that the son was his and was raised as such. However, everything was discovered with the passage of time and the mother ended up being killed. Hence he adopts the figure of that masked man to be able to fight against Muslims during the Catholic Monarchs.
Robin , the companion of Batman , is another fictional character that hides his features behind a mask. Was created by DC Comics in 1940 and then appeared in countless magazines, series , movies and video games.
However, we cannot forget that there are masks that are used to sleep. Specifically, they are used by people who need to have absolute darkness in the room where they rest and who, for some specific circumstance, fail to do so. That is, they turn to the mask when there is too much light.