This article is about the goddess in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Athena (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
"You have advanced to the Classical Age through the Wisdom of Athena."
Age up text in Age of Mythology

Athena is a Classical Age Greek minor god in Age of Mythology. She is available to worshipers of Zeus and Hades.

Attributes Edit

God Power Edit

  • RestorationIcon Restoration: Restores hit points to all friendly units and buildings in a large target area for a short period of time.

Technologies Edit

Myth Unit Edit

  • MinotaurIcon Minotaur: Tough melee unit that is good against other melee units, including myth units. Its special attack is flinging a unit away from combat, dealing it extra damage. It also has 10 crush damage, meaning it is good against buildings in a Classical Age rush.

Strategy Edit

Athena's bonuses are defensive and protective. Her improvements increase the resistance of Infantry to both pierce and hack attacks. Greek infantry already have high armor, so this makes them even tougher. Athena also improves her Minotaurs in combat, making a tough Myth Unit that is difficult to counter early on. Her god power, Restoration, heals all units and buildings in a wide area. It can be used to press forward an attack with rejuvenated units, or help a defense in dire need.

Mythology Edit

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"The goddess of wisdom, crafts, justice, and war, she is often associated with a shield for war, the owl for wisdom, or the olive tree. When Athena and Poseidon vied to be the patron of a prominent city, they held a contest to see who could give the city the finest gift. Poseidon provided a well, but it produced salty water. Athena gave the olive tree that provided food, oil, and wood. The city took the name Athens.

Athena had a prominent role in Homer’s epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, serving as Odysseus’ patron throughout his long voyage. In addition to sponsoring warriors and heroes, she introduced many skills necessary for civilization. In an unusual but not unique birth, she sprang from Zeus’ head fully grown and ready for battle. Legends say that Zeus had prevented a normal birth of a son with Athena’s abilities, who he feared would unseat him. Although she was a protector of human heroes, she maintained a distance from male gods whom she perhaps found unworthy of her. Athena’s companion was Nike, the goddess of victory.

Hero Unit Edit

"You have done well. Now I must prepare you for the rest of your journey."
Athena to Arkantos in his dream.

Athena also appears as a hero unit in some cut-screens of the Fall of the Trident campaign in Age of Mythology. She either appears to give valuable advice to Arkantos or to warn him of potential threats. Throughout the campaign, Athena will occasionally provide advice to the player and warn them whenever a campaign hero on the player's side faints. If this happens, she will be heard saying, "A hero has fallen." Her only other appearance is in the Scenario Editor. Although she has an attack stat, she is unable to deal damage.

Appearances Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Originally Athena wielded a Sword, and could be used in combat, however this ability was later cut.
  • Athena was originally more tan, and had black hair.
  • Athena appears in God of War. where she's voiced by the same actor. Both Arkantos and Kratos from God of War share similar traits.


Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
Culture ArchaicAge Archaic Age ClassicalAge Classical Age HeroicAge Heroic Age MythicAge Mythic Age
Greek ZeusIcon Zeus
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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