The ancient ones, or the Ancient Tribe, are an ancient civilization that the Happy Mask Salesman speaks about in Majora's Mask.
The Ancients used Majora's Mask during their hexing rituals. The Ancient Ones knew of the troubles that the mask caused, and knowing its potential power, the group ultimately sealed away the mask, preventing it from being misused in the future.
However, during the time that the game Majora's Mask takes place, the Ancient Tribe has vanished, so there is nobody that truly knows the nature of the mask's power.
- ↑ "It is an accursed item from legend that is said to have been used by an ancient tribe in its hexing rituals." — Happy Mask Salesman, Majora's Mask.
- ↑ "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, Majora's Mask.
- ↑ "But now, that tribe from the legend has vanished, so no one really knows the true nature of the mask's power..." — Happy Mask Salesman, Majora's Mask.