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Ancestors is an Egyptian Heroic Age god power in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Nephthys. When cast, it raises an army of 13 undead soldiers that will fight for the player. If Ancestors is invoked on land, Minions (identical to those the Mummy creates) return from their graves; if invoked on water, a fleet of Lost Ships rises from the depths. Either way, these units have a lifespan of 60 seconds.

Strategy Edit

The units Ancestors creates are fairly capable at fighting, but will only last one minute before dying. In addition, they can be easily defeated by an organized force. As such, they should not be used as a primary fighting force. Rather, they should be used to support the player's own troops during an attack, or defend against a surprise attack.

As Minions are myth units, Isis players may consider invoking the Eclipse god power shortly after invoking Ancestors. This will increase the Minion's strength and prevent the enemy from using their own god powers to counter them. Ceasefire is the best counter to Ancestors as the Minions will automatically die shortly before the battle can resume.

Gallery Edit

God powers
Culture Age God powers
Greeks ArchaicAge

Bolt · Lure · Sentinel

ClassicalAge

Pestilence · Restoration · Ceasefire

HeroicAge

Underworld Passage · Curse · Bronze

MythicAge

Earthquake · Lightning Storm · Plenty

Egyptians ArchaicAge

Prosperity · Vision · Rain

ClassicalAge

Eclipse · Shifting Sands · Plague of Serpents

HeroicAge

Locust Swarm · Citadel · Ancestors

MythicAge

Tornado · Meteor · Son of Osiris

Norse ArchaicAge

Dwarven Mine · Great Hunt · Spy

ClassicalAge

Healing Spring · Forest Fire · Undermine

HeroicAge

Frost · Flaming Weapons · Walking Woods

MythicAge

Fimbulwinter  · Nidhogg  · Ragnarok

Atlanteans ArchaicAge

Deconstruction · Shockwave · Gaia Forest

ClassicalAge

Spider Lair · Valor · Carnivora

HeroicAge

Chaos · Traitor · Hesperides

MythicAge

Tartarian Gate · Vortex · Implode

Chinese ArchaicAge

Year of the Goat · Recreation · Timber Harvest

ClassicalAge

Barrage · Great Journey · Call to Arms

HeroicAge

Geyser · Uproot · Imperial Examination

MythicAge

Great Flood · Inferno · Earth Dragon

All MythicAge

Titan Gate

Other
Campaign exclusive

Blessing of Zeus  · Deconstruction Wonder  · Seed of Gaia

Cheat

Chicken Storm  · Goatunheim  · Walking Berry Bushes

Cut content

Bramble  · Enrage  · Rebellion  · Shepherd  · Sight  · Snowstorm  · Volcano

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