|The Ancient Ones are never seen in-game|
|First appearance||Majora's Mask (2000)|
- "According to legend... the troubles caused by Majora's Mask were so great... the ancient ones, fearing such catastrophe, sealed the mask in shadow forever, preventing its misuse."
- — Happy Mask Salesman
The Ancient Ones are characters mentioned in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. According to the Happy Mask Salesman, they are an ancient tribe that used Majora’s Mask in their hexing rituals. The mask caused a lot of trouble in their possession, however; so, fearing a catastrophe, the Ancient Ones sealed it away in shadow, preventing its misuse. For reasons unknown the tribe vanished prior to the events of the game.