Hieracosphinx is an Egyptian myth technology in Age of Mythology, available to worshipers of Bast. It is a second upgrade to the Sphinx, and requires Criosphinx to be researched first. It turns the Criosphinx into the Hieracosphinx, which is faster and has more hack and crush attack.

Effects Edit

  • Sphinx +20% speed
  • Sphinx +20% hack attack
  • Sphinx +50% crush attack

Strategy Edit

This technology is a vital asset to Egyptian players in the Classical Age, further improving the already formidable Sphinx's speed and attack. Worshipping Bast is only available to Isis and Ra players. In some versions of the game, the cost of this technology varies; Isis followers pay 360 Wood and 10 Favor, while followers of Ra pay the standard 200 Wood and 10 Favor.

Mythology Edit

Instead of a human head, the Hieracosphinx has the fierce head of a hawk, a nasty disposition and a razor-sharp beak – all the better to eviscerate those who cannot answer its riddles. It is a much more aggressive and pitiless Sphinx than its more peaceable cousins, the Criosphinx and Androsphinx.

“Say, sirrah, hast thou ever proved thyself a prophet? When the riddling Sphinx was here why hadst thou no deliverance for this folk?”

-- Oedipus, Oedipus Rex

Egyptian mythological technologies
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
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ClassicalAge Classical Age
God Technologies
BastIcon Bast SacredCats Sacred Cats · AdzeOfWepwawet Adze of Wepwawet · Criosphinx Criosphinx · Hieracosphinx Hieracosphinx
AnubisIcon Anubis Necropolis Necropolis · SerpentSpear Serpent Spear · FeetOfTheJackal Feet of the Jackal
PtahIcon Ptah ScallopedAxe Scalloped Axe · LeatherFrameShield Leather Frame Shield · ElectrumBullets Electrum Bullets · Shaduf Shaduf
HeroicAge Heroic Age
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SekhmetIcon Sekhmet BoneBow Bone Bow · SlingsOfTheSun Slings of the Sun · Stones of Red Linen Stones of Red Linen · RamOfTheWestWind Ram of the West Wind
NephthysIcon Nephthys SpiritOfMaat Spirit of Ma'at · FuneralRites Funeral Rites · City of the Dead City of the Dead
MythicAge Mythic Age
God Technologies
OsirisIcon Osiris DesertWind Desert Wind · NewKingdom New Kingdom · FuneralBarge Funeral Barge · AtefCrown Atef Crown
ThothIcon Thoth ValleyOfTheKings Valley of the Kings · Tusks of Apedemak Tusks of Apedemak · BookOfThoth Book of Thoth
HorusIcon Horus SpearOnTheHorizon Spears on the Horizon · AxeOfVengeance Axe of Vengeance · GreatestOfFifty Greatest of Fifty