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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Zeus (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
Major God Tech Tree Strategy
Zeus
ZeusPortrait
Availability
Introduced in Age of Mythology
Culture Greek
Grants
God Power BoltIcon Bolt
Technology OlympicParentage Olympic Parentage
Minor Gods
Classical Age AthenaIcon Athena
HermesIcon Hermes
Heroic Age ApolloIcon Apollo
DionysusIcon Dionysus
Mythic Age HeraIcon Hera
HephaestusIcon Hephaestus
Uniques
Heroes JasonIcon Jason
OdysseusIcon Odysseus
HeraclesIcon Heracles
BellephoronIcon Bellerophon
Military Units MyrmidonIcon Myrmidon
Bonuses
  • Starts with 15 favor and has a maximum Favor of 200 instead of 100
  • Villagers generate Favor 37.5% faster
  • Hoplites move 12% faster
  • Infantry units do double damage to buildings
Flavor Text
Focus Infantry and Heroes

Zeus is a Greek Archaic Age major god.

AttributesEdit

God Power Edit

  • BoltIcon Bolt: Kills a single unit of choice instantly (except a Titan, to which it only deals 1000 damage.)

Technology Edit

Unique Unit Edit

  • Myrmidon-icon Myrmidon: Slow-moving infantry unit that has an attack bonuses against all non-Greek human soldiers

Heroes Edit

Bonuses Edit

  • Starts with 15 Favor and has a maximum Favor of 200 instead of 100
  • Villagers generate Favor 37.5% faster
  • Hoplites move 12% faster
  • Infantry units do double damage to buildings

StrategyEdit

Zeus' main military focus is on infantry. His Hoplites move faster than normal, which makes infantry rushes viable, especially considering that his infantry do extra damage to buildings. Zeus' heroes have more hit points, which helps them survive battles longer. His god power, Bolt, can be used to kill any powerful unit (other than a Titan), helping push the odds of a battle in the player's favor.

Zeus is the only God who grants Favor to start out with; this allows earlier access to Pegasi and unique technologies. In addition the maximum Favor allowed is twice as high as all other Gods, and is generated faster by praying villagers. This enables the player to create Myth Units considerably more quickly, with possible devastating effect.

Mythology Edit

"The youngest son of the Titans Kronos and Rheia, he was hidden by his mother when Kronos learned of the prophecy that one of his sons would supplant him as ruler of the world. When fully grown, Zeus forced his father to regurgitate his other children that he had swallowed, and then Zeus led a revolt against the Titans, who were banished to Tartarus, below even the underworld. Zeus and his two brothers drew lots to decide each god's part of the world. Zeus drew the heavens, and supreme rule over all the gods and humankind."

"Zeus was always considered a weather god, with lightning, thunder, rain, and thunderstorms attributed to him. Later he became associated with justice and the law. He could shape-shift, taking the shape of any object or living things, and he used this ability in his seductions. Although he took his sister Hera as his wife, he seduced many other goddesses and mortal women, siring many children who became prominent in Greek mythology. There were many statues erected in Zeus' honor, the most magnificent being the colossal statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Olympic Games were held originally in his honor."

Gallery Edit

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