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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Ares (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

"You have advanced to the Classical Age through the Strife caused by Ares."

Age up text in Age of Mythology

Ares is a Classical Age Greek minor god in Age of Mythology. He is available to worshipers of Hades and Poseidon.

AttributesEdit

God PowerEdit

  • PestilenceIcon Pestilence: When used, Pestilence prevents enemy buildings within the target area from producing units for a short period of time. It does not affect technology research or other building functions.

Technologies Edit

Myth Unit Edit

  • CyclopsIcon Cyclops: Tough but slow melee unit that is good against buildings and tough units. Its special attack is picking up and hurling a human enemy unit, killing it instantly.

Strategy Edit

A player should consider worshipping Ares if they want to focus on early rushes and a military advantage. He improves the attack of infantry and Toxotes, giving an advantage in Classical Age combat. He allows for effective rushes as his god power prevents the enemy from getting reinforcements, making it easier for the Ares player's improved units to decimate their opponent. Also, the Cyclops is the most powerful Classical Age myth unit in the game, able to decimate small armies and destroy early buildings, such as Watch Towers, further enchanching Ares' rushing potential.

Mythology Edit

"The Greek god of war, he is usually seen with a spear, the preferred weapon of Greek Hoplites. He was tall and handsome, but vain and cruel. He was preoccupied with war and battles, quick to rush into a fight, reveled in bloodshed, and heedless of who won or lost. He was worshipped most strongly in regions like Thrace, where the people were particularly fierce. There was one exception to his obsession with war: he was smitten by Aphrodite and had a long running affair with her. Homer recounts in the Odyssey a tale of the sun god Helios spotting the pair enjoying each other's charms and reporting their tryst to Hephaestus, Aphrodite's husband. The great smith fashioned a special net in which he caught the pair locked in their passionate embrace. He offered to exhibit the netted pair to the gods of Olympus, but the women demurred. Homer says that many of the male gods offered to switch places with Ares."

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Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
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HadesIcon Hades
PoseidonIcon Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena
HermesIcon Hermes
AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo
DionysusIcon Dionysus
AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera
HephaestusIcon Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon Artemis
Egyptian RaIcon Ra
IsisIcon Isis
SetIcon Set
BastIcon Bast
PtahIcon Ptah
AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor
SekhmetIcon Sekhmet
NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris
HorusIcon Horus
ThothIcon Thoth
Norse ThorIcon Thor
OdinIcon Odin
LokiIcon Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja
HeimdallIcon Heimdall
ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi
BragiIcon Bragi
NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr
TyrIcon Tyr
HelIcon Hel
Atlantean KronosIcon Kronos
OranosIcon Oranos
GaiaIcon Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus
LetoIcon Leto
OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion
RheiaIcon Rheia
TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios
AtlasIcon Atlas
HekateIcon Hekate
Chinese FuXiIcon Fu Xi
NuWaIcon Nü Wa
ShennongIcon Shennong
HuangDiIcon Huang Di
SunWukongIcon Sun Wukong
ChangEIcon Chang'e
DaboGongIcon Dabo Gong
ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui
HeBoIcon He Bo
ChongliIcon Chongli
AoKuangIcon Ao Kuang
XiWangmuIcon Xi Wangmu
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