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“Summon all the hidden rings of the ancients to beat the witch!”
Ancient One, Banjo-Kazooie

The Ancient Ones, or at least statues of their likeness, can be found in Gobi's Valley in Banjo-Kazooie.


The first statue rises from the ground in between Jinxy and the nearest pyramid. Banjo and Kazooie must fly through the ring on its head using the Flight Pad on Jinxy's back to make the next Ancient One statue appear. Doing the same for all four statues rewards the pair with a Jiggy.

The ancient statues appear to be pranksters of some sort. This is shown as when the player goes through the first ring they say that flying through all of the rings will defeat Gruntilda. After Banjo does so they admit that they were kidding and give him the Jiggy. Their faces also resemble Banjo in a way, so it is possible they could be Banjo's great ancestors.


They are golden, and have a face similar to Banjo. They have blue eyes, a ring on their head, and a blue and gold striped design on their face.


  • Their hexagon ring on top of the head is absent in the speaking icon.