In this section I will explain how little is known about the civil war that mentioned askance at Ocarina of Time. As you know, this war is important, since it has a direct influence on the fate of the hero of time and her mother.
Hyrule's civil war broke out because different people are eager to seize the Triforce. Although never explicitly spoken of in the games, it is believed that the conflicts mentioned in A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time y Twilight Princess, They may be similar. Contrary to what ensures some forums or websites The Legend of Zelda, The aforementioned conflicts in these three games are not the same, as they happen in different times were separated by peace.
War happens in the kingdom of Hyrule shortly before the events of Ocarina of Time. According to the Deku Tree Sprout it took place before the king of Hyrule unify the country. The land of Hyrule and all its tribes lived in peace and harmony for many centuries, until the knowledge of the Holy Kingdom and the desire to obtain the Triforce spread throughout the kingdom. This is what is described in the foreword A Link to the Past, Lanayru explained that that, when knowledge of the Triforce spread, the people of Hyrule fought for control of the Sacred Realm. Although I mentioned that conflicts are not equal, it is believed that the reason why the war broke out, whether it was the same as that in the history of The Legend of Zelda, events are cyclical and repeated over and over again in time (with some variations).
After the Civil War, the land of Hyrule was united under one banner: the Royal Family of Hyrule. The other races pledged allegiance to the king, ending the war.
When the war was facing its final stretch, a mother flees with her baby Hylian, Link, towards the Forbidden Forest. In his escape, he is mortally wounded, but manages to leave his son in the hands of the Great Deku Tree.
During the war, a young thief named Ganondorf, discovers the existence of the Sacred Realm and the Triforce ... then swears allegiance to the flag of Hyrule, with the mind set to overthrow the king ...