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Ancestors is a Heroic Age god power in Age of Mythology, available to worshipers of Nephthys. 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.

StrategyEdit

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 shouldn't be used as a primary fighting force. Rather, they should be used to support one'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.

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God powers
Culture Age God powers
Greeks ArchaicAge

BoltIcon Bolt · LureIcon Lure · SentinelIcon Sentinel

ClassicalAge

PestilenceIcon Pestilence · RestorationIcon Restoration · CeasefireIcon Ceasefire

HeroicAge

UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage · CurseIcon Curse · BronzeIcon Bronze

MythicAge

EarthquakeIcon Earthquake · Lightning StormIcon Lightning Storm · PlentyIcon Plenty

Egyptians ArchaicAge

ProsperityIcon Prosperity · VisionIcon Vision · RainIcon Rain

ClassicalAge

EclipseIcon Eclipse · ShiftingSandsIcon Shifting Sands · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Plague of Serpents

HeroicAge

LocustSwarmIcon Locust Swarm · CitadelIcon Citadel · AncestorsIcon Ancestors

MythicAge

TornadoIcon Tornado · MeteorIcon Meteor · SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris

Norse ArchaicAge

DwarvenMineIcon Dwarven Mine · GreatHuntIcon Great Hunt · SpyIcon Spy

ClassicalAge

HealingSpringIcon Healing Spring · ForestFireIcon Forest Fire · UndermineIcon Undermine

HeroicAge

FrostIcon Frost · FlamingWeaponsIcon Flaming Weapons · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Woods

MythicAge

FimbulwinterIcon Fimbulwinter  · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg  · RagnarokIcon Ragnarok

Atlanteans ArchaicAge

DeconstructionIcon Deconstruction · ShockwaveIcon Shockwave · GaiaForestIcon Gaia Forest

ClassicalAge

SpiderLairIcon Spider Lair · ValorIcon Valor · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora

HeroicAge

ChaosIcon Chaos · TraitorIcon Traitor · HesperidesIcon Hesperides

MythicAge

TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate · VortexIcon Vortex · ImplodeIcon Implode

Chinese ArchaicAge

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

ClassicalAge

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

HeroicAge

Geyser Geyser · Uproot Uproot · Imperial Examination Imperial Examination

MythicAge

GreatFloodIcon Great Flood · Inferno Inferno · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon

All MythicAge

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