Age of Empires Hawk

The Hawk is a bird seen in Age of Empires, Age of Empires II, and Age of Mythology. In the Age of Empires and Age of Empires II games, the Hawk acts as decor, being neither useful nor harmful to the players. When eliminated, the Hawk disappears in a cloud of smoke similar to the impact explosion of a siege unit.

The Hawk in Age of Mythology functions exactly like its predecessors, however it cannot be shot down. If it is killed through modding, it will fall straight through the ground. Sometimes it dies from Son of Osiris chain attacks.


  • The Hawk has two texture maps in Age of Mythology, one (Animal Hawk.ddt) is used in the game, and one (Animal Hawk Map.ddt) is a leftover from the beta.
  • The Hawk was also intended at one point to be selectable, due to the presence of an Icon, however it does not have a history file associated with it.