Son of Osiris is a Mythic Age god power available to worshipers of Osiris in Age of Mythology. It is invoked on a player's Pharaoh, and the targeted Pharaoh is instantly transformed into the mighty Son of Osiris, with a falcon head, a staff, and a deadly lightning attack.

Unit Edit

This demigod retains the same empowering and healing abilities of a normal Pharaoh, but his HP and combat powers are greatly increased. He can fire chain-lightning bolts that deal vast amounts of hack damage and can hit up to four targets. The Son of Osiris cannot be healed, and if he dies, a normal Pharaoh will reappear.

God bonuses and upgrades Edit

Ra enables drop sites empowered by the Son of Osiris to yield 25% more resources instead of 20%.

Specific Edit

General Edit

Strategy Edit

The Son of Osiris retains his heroic damage multiplier against myth units, meaning his attack against them is a devastating 300. Therefore, he is superb against myth unit-heavy armies, though he still deals good damage against human units and even other heroes. He can even help with Titan-killing due to this massive ranged attack.

He is much stronger than a regular Pharaoh, but due to his prowess in combat, slow attack speed and inability to be healed, he is a prominent target for the players' opponents. The Son of Osiris can easily be defeated if targeted by a large number of enemy units. Also, when the Son of Osiris god power is used to create this unit, enemy players receive a notification. Alerted to his presence, they have time to plan a counterattack against this new foe. The player should bear this in mind, and protect the Son of Osiris with a supporting army, and avoid engaging directly with Zeus players who can kill him with Bolt (however in the Extended Edition, Bolt only deals 1% damage to the Son of Osiris). The Son of Osiris is an excellent counter to the Nidhogg and Vermilion Bird (so long as the latter does not come in too large of a number for the Son of Osiris to kill most or all of them without losing too much health), especially if upgraded with Funeral Rites in the Extended Edition, which allows him to deal an extremely devastating 540 damage.

Dialogue Edit

Age of Mythology - Son of Osiris

Age of Mythology - Son of Osiris

Some of Son of Osiris' in-game dialogue.

Campaign Edit

A special version of Son of Osiris (known as Son of Osiris XP in the editor) appears in the Cerberus scenario of The New Atlantis campaign. This unit is identical to Son of Osiris with the exception of being able to be healed but lacking the ability to heal other units. He is the only one able to wake the Guardian and the scenario requires him to do so in order to defeat Cerberus.

Trivia Edit

  • In older versions of Age of Mythology, there is a glitch involving Osiris' New Kingdom improvement: when the Son of Osiris god power is used after it has been researched, a third Pharaoh will spawn, giving a total of two Pharaohs and one Son of Osiris.
    • In the Extended Edition, this intentionally always occurs.
  • It is possible to use the Son of Osiris god power on the Son of Osiris unit and Son of Osiris XP.
    • If invoked on the latter, the Son of Osiris will lose the ability to wake the Guardian.
  • Osiris had two (or three) sons: Horus, Min, and (sometimes) Anubis, but judging by his appearance, the Son of Osiris represents Horus.
  • When a Son of Osiris is killed, all players are notified.

Gallery Edit

God powers
Culture Age God powers
Greeks ArchaicAge

BoltIcon Bolt · LureIcon Lure · SentinelIcon Sentinel


PestilenceIcon Pestilence · RestorationIcon Restoration · CeasefireIcon Ceasefire


UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage · CurseIcon Curse · BronzeIcon Bronze


EarthquakeIcon Earthquake · Lightning StormIcon Lightning Storm · PlentyIcon Plenty

Egyptians ArchaicAge

ProsperityIcon Prosperity · VisionIcon Vision · RainIcon Rain


EclipseIcon Eclipse · ShiftingSandsIcon Shifting Sands · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Plague of Serpents


LocustSwarmIcon Locust Swarm · CitadelIcon Citadel · AncestorsIcon Ancestors


TornadoIcon Tornado · MeteorIcon Meteor · SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris

Norse ArchaicAge

DwarvenMineIcon Dwarven Mine · GreatHuntIcon Great Hunt · SpyIcon Spy


HealingSpringIcon Healing Spring · ForestFireIcon Forest Fire · UndermineIcon Undermine


FrostIcon Frost · FlamingWeaponsIcon Flaming Weapons · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Woods


FimbulwinterIcon Fimbulwinter  · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg  · RagnarokIcon Ragnarok

Atlanteans ArchaicAge

DeconstructionIcon Deconstruction · ShockwaveIcon Shockwave · GaiaForestIcon Gaia Forest


SpiderLairIcon Spider Lair · ValorIcon Valor · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora


ChaosIcon Chaos · TraitorIcon Traitor · HesperidesIcon Hesperides


TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate · VortexIcon Vortex · ImplodeIcon Implode

Chinese ArchaicAge

IconYearOfTheGoat Year of the Goat · IconRecreation Recreation · IconTimberHarvest Timber Harvest


Barrage Barrage · Great Journey Great Journey · Call to Arms Call to Arms


Geyser Geyser · Uproot Uproot · Imperial Examination Imperial Examination


GreatFloodIcon Great Flood · Inferno Inferno · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon

All MythicAge

SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Gate

Campaign exclusive

BlessingofZeus Blessing of Zeus  · DeconstructionWonderIcon Deconstruction Wonder  · Seedofgaia Seed of Gaia


MeteorIcon Chicken Storm  · GoatAOM Goatunheim  · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Berry Bushes

Cut content

EarthquakeIcon Volcano  · DivineBlood Rebellion  · Enragebeta Enrage  · Brambleiconmpalpha Bramble  · God power snowstorm icon Snowstorm