This article is about the technology. For the unit, see Oracle (Unit).
Introduced in Age of Mythology
Culture Greeks
Major god ZeusIcon Zeus
HadesIcon Hades
Age HeroicAge Heroic Age
Minor god ApolloIcon Apollo
Researched at TempleAOMIcon Temple
Research time 30 seconds
Research cost
WoodAOM Wood 150
FavorAOM Favor 10
Effect Units +6 LOS, buildings +8 LOS

Oracle is a Greek myth technology in Age of Mythology. It is available to worshipers of Apollo in the Heroic Age and improves the Line of Sight of all the player's units and buildings.

Effects Edit

  • All units have +6 LOS
  • All buildings have +8 LOS

Mythology Edit

One of the reasons for Apollo's prominence in Greek mythology was his Oracle at Delphi, who could predict the future. Apollo established the oracle when he rid Delphi of the serpent, Python. Apollo dedicated a bronze tripod to the sanctuary there, and bestowed divine powers on the priestess. The priestess, known as the Pythia, would chew on laurel leaves and inhale the hallucinating vapors issuing from the temple floor, while mumbling prophecies that had to be translated by attendant male priests.

Greek mythological technologies
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
OlympicParentage Olympic Parentage (Zeus) · VaultsOfErebus Vaults of Erebus (Hades) · LordOfHorses Lord of Horses (Poseidon)
ClassicalAge Classical Age
God Technologies
AthenaIcon Athena Sarissa Sarissa · AegisShield Aegis Shield · LabyrinthOfMinos Labyrinth of Minos
HermesIcon Hermes SpiritedCharge Spirited Charge · SylvanLore Slyvan Lore · WingedMessenger Winged Messenger
AresIcon Ares SpearOfPanic Phobos' Spear of Panic · WillOfKronos Will of Kronos · BowOfHorror Enyo's Bow of Horror · SwordOfDread Deimos' Sword of Dread
HeroicAge Heroic Age
God Technologies
ApolloIcon Apollo SunRay Sun Ray · OracleTech Oracle · TempleOfHealing Temple of Healing
DionysusIcon Dionysus Bacchanalia Bacchanalia · Anastrophe Anastrophe · Thracian Thracian Horses
AphroditeIcon Aphrodite GoldenApples Golden Apples · DivineBlood Divine Blood · RoarOfOrthus Roar of Orthus
MythicAge Mythic Age
God Technologies
HeraIcon Hera MontrousRage Monstrous Rage · FaceOfTheGorgon Face of the Gorgon · AthenianWall Athenian Wall
HephaestusIcon Hephaestus ForgeOfOlympus Forge of Olympus · HandOfTalos Hand of Talos · ShoulderOfTalos Shoulder of Talos · WeaponOfTheTitans Weapon of the Titans
ArtemisIcon Artemis FlamesOfTyphon Flames of Typhon · ShaftsOfPlague Shafts of Plague · Trierarch Trierarch