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Sarissa is a Greek myth technology in Age of Mythology. Available to worshippers of Athena, it can be researched at the Military Academy or the Armory, and makes Hoplites less vulnerable to hack attacks.

Effects Edit

  • Hoplites -10% hack vulnerability

History Edit

Although often referred to as the goddess of wisdom, Athena's realm more accurately extended to technology, and the development of the sarissa qualifies as one of the greatest achievements in military technology. While Greek infantry used 8-10' long spears for centuries, Alexander the Great refined its use for the Greek phalanx, creating a 16-20' long, two-handed pike called a sarissa. Macedonian phalanxes armed with sarissas dominated Mediterranean warfare until the rise of Rome.

Sarissa original icon

Original Sarissa icon from the Age of Mythology pamphlet

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