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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.


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.


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God powers
Culture Age God powers
Greeks ArchaicAge.png Bolt · Lure · Sentinel
ClassicalAge.png Pestilence · Restoration · Ceasefire
HeroicAge.png Underworld Passage · Curse · Bronze
MythicAge.png Earthquake · Lightning Storm · Plenty
Egyptians ArchaicAge.png Prosperity · Vision · Rain
ClassicalAge.png Eclipse · Shifting Sands · Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge.png Locust Swarm · Citadel · Ancestors
MythicAge.png Tornado · Meteor · Son of Osiris
Norse ArchaicAge.png Dwarven Mine · Great Hunt · Spy
ClassicalAge.png Healing Spring · Forest Fire · Undermine
HeroicAge.png Frost · Flaming Weapons · Walking Woods
MythicAge.png Fimbulwinter · Nidhogg · Ragnarok
Atlanteans ArchaicAge.png Deconstruction · Shockwave · Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge.png Spider Lair · Valor · Carnivora
HeroicAge.png Chaos · Traitor · Hesperides
MythicAge.png Tartarian Gate · Vortex · Implode
Chinese ArchaicAge.png Year of the Goat · Recreation · Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge.png Barrage · Great Journey · Call to Arms
HeroicAge.png Geyser · Uproot · Imperial Examination
MythicAge.png Great Flood · Inferno · Earth Dragon
All MythicAge.png Titan Gate
Campaign only Blessing of Zeus · Deconstruction Wonder · Seed of Gaia
Cheat Chicken Storm · Goatunheim · Walking Berry Bushes
Cut content Bramble · Enrage · Rebellion · Shepherd · Sight · Snowstorm · Volcano