|First Appearance||Age of Mythology|
|Cost||200 Wood 2 Favor|
|Age Available||Classical Age at the Town Center (with Zeus) and the Fortress|
|Base Hit Points||320|
|Resists||Hack (20%), Pierce (30%), Crush (99%)|
|Range Damage||Pierce (8), Max Spread (5), Spread Factor (0.5)|
|Range Multipliers||Myth Units (7), Set Animals (3) Unintentional Damage Multiplier (1.25)|
|Range||18, Accuracy (0.9), Accuracy Reduction Factor (2), Aim Bonus (15)|
Odysseus is a character in Age of Mythology. He is also a character in the Iliad, but unlike the original Odysseus, this one follows the fictional Arkantos around on the map, such as in the Norselands, Troy, and Aeaea. He is an archer-king of Ithaca who is a recurring character on "Fall of the Trident", the main Age of Mythology campaign.
The ruler of the island of Ithaca, Odysseus was one of the most prominent Greek champions in the Trojan War. The stratagem of the Trojan Horse was his idea. Following the victory at Troy, he set out on his ten year journey home, chronicled for all time by Homer in the epic poem, The Odyssey. Along the way, Odysseus and his crew had to deal with many adventures and misfortunes, some of their own making and some thanks to intervention of the gods. By blinding the Cyclops Polyphemus, they incurred the wrath of Poseidon who troubled them for years. Thanks to help from Zeus and other gods, Odysseus arrived home alone to find his wife Penelope plagued by suitors. Disguised as a beggar he first determined that Penelope had been faithful, and then slew the men pursuing her and cleansed his palace. This triggered a final battle against the families of the men killed, but peace was restored by Athena.
In the beginning, during the prologue of the campaign called Prologue: Troubled Sleep, him, Ajax, Chiron, Agamemnon, Amanra, and more characters that help Arkantos, witness him fighting his old enemy, Theris, a bandit, in his dream. After Theris dies, Athena speaks, and he and the other accomplices and friends die and leave the dream.
Shortly after Arkantos reaches Troy and destroys the harbors with Agamemnon, Odysseus appears on the next scenario, and is fighting with him in Troy until he, Arkantos and Ajax use the Trojan Horse to sneak into Troy, signal the army, then take the city. Odysseus leaves on his famous 10 year journey home, while Arkantos stays on his quest.
Odysseus doesn't appear until the end of the Egyptian campaign, in a scenario where Arkantos and Ajax, transformed into boars by Circe, go to a Temple of Zeus to change him, Ajax, and Odysseus' army into humans so they can destroy Circe's fortress and leave.
Odysseus stays absent from the campaign until the end of the Norse campaign, where after Arkantos reforges the Hammer of Thor, there is an explosion, then Odysseus runs into Arkantos' army. Soon they leave with what they think is the head of Gargarensis, Arkantos' new enemy (but it is actually Kemsyt's). Soon, Odysseus sees from a ship Arkantos fighting Gargarensis at Poseidon's temple in Atlantis. After Gargarensis is decapitated, Arkantos passes out on the beach, then Athena makes him immortal for his work. Odysseus and the other friends believe him to be dead and leave.
In the campaign, Odysseus can regenerate after falling in battle.