|Description||Target a location near an enemy army or navy where long dead soldiers will rise for a short time to fight again.|
Ancestors is a Heroic Age god power in Age of Mythology, available to worshipers of Nephthys. It raises an army of 13 undead soldiers that will fight for the player. If Ancestors is invoked on land, Minions (identical to those the Mummy creates) return from their graves; if invoked on water, a fleet of Lost Ships rises from the depths. Either way, these units have a lifespan of 60 seconds.
The units Ancestors creates are fairly capable at fighting, but will only last one minute before dying. In addition, they can be easily defeated by an organized force. As such, they shouldn't be used as a primary fighting force. Rather, they should be used to support one's own troops during an attack, or defend against a surprise attack.
As Minions are myth units, Isis players may consider invoking the Eclipse god power shortly after invoking Ancestors. This will increase the Minion's strength and prevent the enemy from using their own god powers to counter them. Ceasefire is the best counter to Ancestors as the minions will automatically die shortly before the battle can resume.