The Pig is a herdable animal in Age of Mythology. It provides 300 food when fully fattened, and contains 100 when obtained. They are found mainly in Egyptian, and Greek-themed maps, where goats aren't present.

Pigs fatten over-time (at a base rate of 0.175 food, making them the slowest autogatherer of food in all herdables), and have a maximum capacity of 300 food.

Pigs in Age of Mythology are not advised to be used as scouts due to their small line-of-sight, and poor speed. The Use of Pigs in food production can be effective after researching Husbandry and after all usable hunt has been exhausted, as a herdable unit, it is the second fastest form of food gathered by Villagers, behind the aforementioned hunt.

If the Greeks worship Aphrodite in the Heroic Age, they will gain access to the Curse god power, which will turn random human soldiers in a group into pigs, typically cutting the force into half, and providing the victor with some food.

In the Fall of the Trident campaign, Arkantos, and Ajax stop on an island and meet Odysseus and his men, have all transformed into pigs by the sorceress Circe, whilst Arkantos and Ajax are transformed into Boars.

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"Scientific name -- Sus scrofa
Size -- Up to 500 lbs.
Diet -- omnivorous on roots, fruit and seeds, but also small vertebrates and invertebrates

Domestic pigs were bred from the wild boar in ancient Mesopotamia. Like goats, pigs were popular and common in agriculture because they can forage on their own and are not picky about their diets. Pigs, in fact, may be more cosmopolitan than goats since they can eat meat, spoiled food, and otherwise act as garbage disposals. Some ancient societies had prohibitions against eating pigs, that may be related to trichinosis and other diseases that come from pork. Herodotus indicates that at least upper-class Egyptians considered pork to be unclean. Nevertheless, there is ample evidence that even in ancient Egypt, pig farming was a major industry. Inscriptions indicate that the mayor of el-Kab owned a herd of 1500 pigs. And the temples at Memphis and Abydos held large herds of swine on their premises.

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Transformed sailors Edit

"Who was this pig before Circe's dire curse?"

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