Hesperides is a Heroic Age Atlantean god power in Age of Mythology available to worshipers of Theia. When cast, it creates a Hesperides Tree, a large tree at which Dryads can be trained. Dryads are trained very quickly and cost only 150 gold, making them one of the cheapest myth units. Only five Dryads per Tree can be in play at any one time.
The Hesperides Trees' god power shielding ability makes their placement a strategic choice. Putting one close to a front line prevents the opponent from using God Powers there but leaves it open to capture by the enemy. As this power can be used twice it is best to put one on closer to a front line and one near the town, preventing the use of God Powers and allowing Dryads to defend and attack.