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"You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Conviction of Helios."

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Helios is an Atlantean Mythic Age minor god in Age of Mythology. He is available to worshipers of Kronos and Oranos.

Attributes Edit

God PowerEdit

  • VortexIcon Vortex: Teleports all the player's military units to a single location (3 uses).

TechnologiesEdit

Myth UnitsEdit

  • ManOWarIcon Man O' War: A jellyfish-like creature that shoots lighting bolts.
  • HekaGigantesIcon Heka Gigantes: Myth unit with a smashing attack that stuns enemies.

BuildingEdit

  • MirrorTowerIcon Mirror Tower: Defensive structure that fires a solar beam, effective against ships, buildings, and siege weapons.

StrategyEdit

Helios' improvements revolve around building destruction. His technologies improve Onagers and Cheiroballistae but especially Fire Siphons, making them more durable and dangerous. Should the enemy focus on siege counter units (such as cavalry), Helios does provide an alternative with the Heka Gigantes Myth Unit, a four-armed giant that can deal massive damage to buildings and knock back threats by causing minor earthquakes. To compensate the slow speed of these units, Helios’ god power, Vortex, can be used to teleport all of the player's military units to one place and mow down the enemy in one heavy attack. This power can also be used for a quick retreat should the player’s own town be under siege and can be used three times.

Additionally, Helios improves late game naval warfare. His other Myth Unit, the Man O' War, helps support the player’s navy (including Fireships who also benefit from the Halo of the Sun technology) by striking multiple ships with a chain lightning attack. The lightning can also strike multiple fortifications of an enemy base if they’re built close enough to the shoreline. Helios has the only mythical building besides the Sky Passages of Oranos. Citizens can now construct Mirror Towers, defensive structures that shoot beams of light and are effective against ships.

MythologyEdit

The god of the sun, he rose from the ocean at dawn to drive his chariot across the sky, carrying the sun and descending at night into the west. He saw all and knew all, and was often called upon by other gods to be a witness. He was the god of the measurement of time, and goddesses of the day, month, seasons, and year waited upon him. Two of his mortal lovers were converted into the plants heliotrope (whose head always turns toward the sun) and frankincense. These plants were sacred to Helios. He is portrayed usually in a chariot with a whip and surrounded by a halo. Animals sacred to him were the rooster and eagle. The great Colossus of Rhodes was built in his honor, as he was married to Rhode, a daughter of Poseidon.

Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
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HadesIcon Hades
PoseidonIcon Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena
HermesIcon Hermes
AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo
DionysusIcon Dionysus
AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera
HephaestusIcon Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon Artemis
Egyptian RaIcon Ra
IsisIcon Isis
SetIcon Set
BastIcon Bast
PtahIcon Ptah
AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor
SekhmetIcon Sekhmet
NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris
HorusIcon Horus
ThothIcon Thoth
Norse ThorIcon Thor
OdinIcon Odin
LokiIcon Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja
HeimdallIcon Heimdall
ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi
BragiIcon Bragi
NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr
TyrIcon Tyr
HelIcon Hel
Atlantean KronosIcon Kronos
OranosIcon Oranos
GaiaIcon Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus
LetoIcon Leto
OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion
RheiaIcon Rheia
TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios
AtlasIcon Atlas
HekateIcon Hekate
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NuWaIcon Nü Wa
ShennongIcon Shennong
HuangDiIcon Huang Di
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ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui
HeBoIcon He Bo
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