|Introduced in||Age of Mythology|
|Major God|| Thor|
|Research Time||30 seconds|
|Effect|| Cavalry +10% HP and Speed |
Valkyries +10 HP, +10 speed
Thundering Hooves is a Norse myth technology in Age of Mythology. It is available to worshipers of Freyja and increases the speed and Hit Points of mounted Norse units, that is, cavalry and Valkyries.
The Norse had many splendid horses throughout their mythology. Svaldifari, the horse that built the walls of Asgard. Skinfaxi and Hrimfaxi, who drew the Sun and Moon across the skies. Grani, Sigurd's horse, a son of Sleipnir - Grani feared nothing, not even fire and was "the best of all horses."
"Three troops of maidens;
though one maid foremost rode,
bright, with helmed head.
Their horses shook themselves,
and from their manes there sprang
dew into the deep dales,
hail on the lofty trees,
whence comes fruitfulness to man.
To me all that I saw was hateful."
The Poetic Eddas, The Lay of Helgi Hiorvard's Son
|Norse Mythological Technologies|
| Pig Sticker (Thor) · Lone Wanderer (Odin) · Eyes in the Forest (Loki)|
|Freyja||Aurora Borealis · Thundering Hooves|
|Heimdall||Elhimnir Kettle · Safeguard · Arctic Winds|
|Forseti||Hamarrtroll · Hall of Thanes · Mithril Breastplate|
|Skadi||Huntress Axe · Winter Harvest · Rime|
|Bragi||Call of Valhalla · Swine Array · Thurisaz Rune|
|Njord||Ring Giver · Long Serpent · Wrath of the Deep|
|Baldr||Sons of Sleipnir · Dwarven Auger · Arctic Gale|
|Tyr||Berserkergang · Bravery|
|Hel||Granite Blood · Rampage|