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Major Gods in Age of Mythology and its Expansion represent different "factions" in the game. Each culture (Greeks, Egyptians, Norse and Atlanteans) has three different Major Gods (totalling nine, or twelve in the Titans expansion). Before a game, the player must choose which of the Major Gods their culture will worship, therefore deciding their civilization as well. The choice of a Major God determines what God Powers, Minor Gods, and special bonuses the culture will have.

In random map games any AI players will have their Major God decided by the game's creator. In the single-player campaign Major Gods are assigned by the mission.

The Greek Major Gods are Zeus, Poseidon and Hades.

The Egyptian Major Gods are Ra, Isis and Set.

The Norse Major Gods are Odin, Thor and Loki.

The Atlanteans, available in the expansion pack, can choose from Kronos, Gaia and Oranos.

Each culture's selection of Major Gods generally features a sort of "head god" of the culture's pantheon (Zeus, Ra, Odin), an "evil" or opposing character (Hades, Set, Loki) and a third, popular god (Poseidon, Isis, Thor). The Atlantean pantheon is slightly more complicated, since Kronos is portrayed in the game both as the leader of the Titans and as a renegade, power-hungry figure. Gaia in the other hand, is portayed as a "good" character and therefore opposed to the rest of the Titans.

Greek Major GodsEdit

The Greek Major Gods are Zeus, the leader of Olympian gods and the god of thunder, Poseidon, the god of horses and the sea, and Hades, the ruler of the Underworld. Zeus focuses on Infantry, heroes and Favor generation, while Poseidon boosts cavalry and water operations and Hades watches over Archers, Gold and town defenses.

ZeusEdit

Zeus

GeneralEdit

BonusesEdit
  • Favor limit increased from 100 to 200
  • Starts with 15 favor
Unique UnitsEdit
  • Myrmidon (elite infantry unit which is strong against most Egyptian and Norse units, but weak against archers and other Greek units.)
Unique TechnologiesEdit
God PowersEdit
  • Bolt (a lightning bolt that kills a single enemy unit.)

Minor God ChoicesEdit

Classical AgeEdit
Heroic AgeEdit
Mythic AgeEdit

Heroes Available:Edit

Archaic AgeEdit

Classical Age

Heroic AgeEdit

Mythic Age

PoseidonEdit

General:Edit

BonusesEdit
  • Gains a Hippocampus (free naval scout that respawns if killed) at the Dock when a Temple is built
  • Gains Militia (weak melee units) if buildings are destroyed by the enemy
  • Using a Market costs only 10% instead of 30%
  • Cavalry units cost 10% less to train
  • Special naval hero, The Argo, can be recruited at the Dock
Unique UnitsEdit
Unique TechnologiesEdit

God Powers

  • Lure (a mysterious stone that attracts wild animals around it for villagers to hunt)

====Minor God Choices:

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Classical AgeEdit
Heroic AgeEdit
Mythic AgeEdit

====Heroes Available: ====

Archaic AgeEdit

Classical Age

Heroic Age

Mythic Age

HadesEdit

Hades2

General:Edit

BonusesEdit
  • 20% chance that a fallen soldier will return as a Shade (undead melee fighter) at the Temple
  • Buildings have 25% more Hit Points and 20% higher attack
  • Archers have 10% higher attack
Unique UnitsEdit
  • Gastraphetes (archer unit that is strong against buildings and infantry)
Unique TechnologiesEdit
God PowersEdit
  • Sentinels (places four archer statues on a selected Town Center to defend it with a ranged attack)

====Minor God Choices:

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Classical AgeEdit
Heroic AgeEdit
Mythic AgeEdit

Heroes Available:Edit

Archaic AgeEdit

Classical Age

Heroic Age

Mythic Age'

== Egyptian Major Gods==

The Egyptian Major Gods are Ra, the god of sun, Isis, the mother god of protection, and Set, the god of desert and chaos. Ra's speciality lies in priests and empowering. Isis focuses on technology and protection. Set's field of interests include using wild animals as allies and speed.

RaEdit

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General:
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BonusesEdit
  • Priests can also empower buildings, but at a rate of 15% instead of 20%
  • Pharaoh empowers at a rate of 25% instead of 20%
  • Monuments cost 25% less and have 20% more health
Unique TechnologiesEdit
God PowersEdit

Minor God Choices:Edit

Classical AgeEdit
Heroic AgeEdit
Mythic AgeEdit

====Heroes Available: ====

  • Pharaoh
  • Priest
  • Secondary Pharaoh (with the New Kingdom from Osiris researched)

IsisEdit

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General:
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BonusesEdit
  • Monuments create a protective shield against God Powers
  • Town Centers give additional +3 to population cap
  • Priests summon Obelisks 60% faster and they cost 33% less
Unique TechnologiesEdit
God PowersEdit
  • Prosperity (temporarily doubles the gold gathering rate)

====Minor God Choices

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Classical AgeEdit
Heroic AgeEdit
Mythic AgeEdit

====Heroes Available: ====

  • Pharaoh
  • Priest
  • Secondary Pharaoh (with the New Kingdom from Osiris researched)
  • Son of Osiris (Through the God Power from Osiris)

SetEdit

Set2
General:
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BonusesEdit
  • Priests can convert wild animals to fight for you
  • Pharaoh can summon wild animals at a cost
  • A group of loyal animals will appear at the Temple each time you advance to the next age
  • Slingers and Chariot Archers are trained 20% faster
  • Slingers have 10% more health and 10% higher hack armor
Unique TechnologiesEdit
  • Feral (converted animals have more health, armor and attack)
God PowersEdit
  • Vision (reveals a large area of map for 10 seconds)

====Minor God Choices:

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Classical AgeEdit
Heroic AgeEdit
Mythic AgeEdit

Heroes Available:Edit

  • Pharaoh
  • Priest

Norse Major GodsEdit

Norse Major Gods are Odin, the king of gods and god war, Thor, the god of thunder, and Loki, the trickster god. Odin focuses on warriors and hunters, while Thor specialises in Dwarves and smithing and Loki on speed and mobility.

OdinEdit

Odin2
General:
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BonusesEdit
  • Hunters gather food 10% faster (note that this feature exists only from version 1.02 onwards)
  • Gains two Raven scouts when advancing to the Classical Age that respawn when they are killed
  • Human soldiers slowly regenerate health
  • Jarls have 10% more Hit Points
Unique TechnologiesEdit
God PowersEdit

====Minor God Choices:

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Classical AgeEdit
Heroic AgeEdit
Mythic AgeEdit

====Heroes Available:

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ThorEdit

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General:
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BonusesEdit
  • Starts with two Dwarves instead of two Gatherers
  • Dwarves cost less gold and gather food and wood faster than regular Dwarves
  • Armor and weapon upgrades cost less
Unique TechnologiesEdit
  • Pig Sticker (Gatherers do more damage against wild animals and hunt faster)
God PowersEdit

====Minor God Choices: ====

Classical AgeEdit
Heroic AgeEdit
Mythic AgeEdit

====Heroes Available: ====

  • Hersir

LokiEdit

Loki
General:
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BonusesEdit
  • Hersirs move 10% faster
  • Myth Units cost 10% less favor to create
  • Ox Carts move 50% faster and cost 50% less, but have 25% lower health
Unique TechnologiesEdit
God PowersEdit
  • Spy (grants the Line of Sight of a targeted enemy unit)

Atlantean Major GodsEdit

The Atlantean civilization, available in The Titans Expansion, worship Titans which function as the Atlantean gods. The Atlantean Major Gods are Kronos, the god of time, Gaia, the Mother Nature, and Oranos, the god of sky.

KronosEdit

Kronossm
General:
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BonusesEdit
  • Can timeshift buildings anywhere on the map within Line of Sight
  • Siege Weapons and Myth Units are cheaper
Unique TechnologiesEdit
God PowersEdit

Minor God Choices:Edit

Classical Age

Heroic AgeEdit
Mythic AgeEdit

Heroes Availale:Edit

  • Can convert any units into heroes

GaiaEdit

Gaiasm
General:
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BonusesEdit
  • All buildings create special Lush terrain around them that prevents enemies from building on it
  • Buildings slowly regenerate Hit Points
  • Fishing Ships and Caravans are cheaper and more durable
  • Economic researches are cheaper
Unique TechnologiesEdit
God PowersEdit
  • Gaia Forest (creates a magical forest out of nowhere)

Minor God Choices:Edit

Classical AgeEdit
Heroic AgeEdit
Mythic AgeEdit

Heroes Availale:Edit

  • Can convert any units into heroes

OranosEdit

Oranossm
General:
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BonusesEdit
  • Can build Sky Passages for instant transportation across the map
  • Shares visibility to all settlements with allies
  • Human military units move faster
Unique TechnologiesEdit
  • Safe Passage(Sky Passages are cheaper, have more Line of Sight and receive a ranged attack)

God Powers

  • Shockwave (stuns enemy units for a short period of time)

Minor God Choices:Edit

Classical Age

Heroic Age


Mythic Age

Heroes Available:Edit

  • Can convert any units into heroes

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