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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology: The Titans. For the map in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals, see Atlas (map).

You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Daring of Atlas.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Atlas is a Mythic Age minor god for the Atlanteans in Age of Mythology. He is available to Gaia and Kronos.

Attributes[]

God power[]

  • ImplodeIcon Implode: Creates a Black hole that sucks nearby units and buildings and then explodes.

Technologies[]

  • Eyes of Atlas Eyes of Atlas: Myth units gain +9 Line of Sight.
  • TitanShield Titan Shield: Reduces the hack and crush vulnerability for buildings.
  • IoGuardian Io Guardian: Improves the Line of Sight of the Argus and decreases the recharge time of their ability.

Myth unit[]

  • ArgusIcon Argus: Myth units that can spray acid which kills units instantly.

Technology tree[]

Atlas
Atlas
Age
MythicAge
God power
ImplodeIcon
Implode
TempleAOMIcon
Temple
ArgusIcon
Argus
IoGuardian
Io Guardian
Eyes of Atlas
Eyes of Atlas
TownCenterAOMAtlantean
Town Center
TitanShield
Titan Shield

Strategy[]

Atlas' improvements benefits myth units and buildings, making him a good choice for turtling. He grants the Argus, which, although is not the strongest myth unit, can shoot a glob of acid that instantly kills units. As it has fantastic Line of Sight and deals hack damage, it is ideal for guarding Town Centers from threats such as siege weapons or Behemoths. As it happens, all myth units can have their LOS increased with the Eyes of Atlas technology, providing better reconnaissance of the map. A Caladria may then be used to scout the enemy main town in order to cast the Implode god power. The resulting destruction may leave an opponent scrambling to recover, buying the player time to better defend themselves or to end the game with an army.

All of Atlas' buildings are made stronger with the Titan Shield technology. Gaia players may consider building a more durable, self-repairing Wonder, guarded by Argus and Orichalkos Walls. It is recommended to fully upgrade Wonders only after their completion, otherwise they will take longer to build and provide the enemy more time to respond. If the player chose Gaia and then worships Atlas, their buildings are surrounded by lush terrain which cannot be built on by enemies, regenerate hit points, and have decreased hack and crush vulnerabilities by 15% if Titan Shield is researched.

Mythology[]

The son of the Titan Lapetus[sic] and the nymph Clymene, Atlas was thought to be king of the legendary Atlantis. His attack on Olympus during a failed attempt by the Titans to overthrow Zeus resulted in being condemned to forever carry the heavens upon his shoulders. He is usually portrayed, however, bearing a globe on his shoulders. He was relieved of his burden temporarily by Heracles during one of that hero's 12 labors, but Atlas was tricked into taking the heavens back onto his shoulders. According to some he was later released of his burden and made guardian of the Pillars of Hercules, upon which the heavens were set in his stead, and which also were the gateway to the ocean home of Atlantis. His name has come to mean "bearer" or "endurer".
—In-game section

Trivia[]

  • The in-game history section claims his father is named "Lapetus", instead of the historically accurate "Iapetus".
  • Atlas is shown holding up the Earth in both the original and Retold artworks, which is a common misconception in many modern media. According to Greek mythology, he holds up the sky-dome, and is shown in classical sculpture to be holding a celestial sphere marked with the constellations of the sky, rather than the Earth or its features.

Gallery[]

Gods in Age of Mythology
Civilization
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
ClassicalAge Classical Age
HeroicAge Heroic Age
MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks ZeusPortrait Zeus
HadesPortrait Hades
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena

HermesIcon Hermes

AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo

DionysusIcon Dionysus

AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera

HephaestusIcon Hephaestus

ArtemisIcon Artemis
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians RaPortrait Ra
IsisPortrait Isis
SetPortrait Set
BastIcon Bast

PtahIcon Ptah

AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor/AoMR Sobek icon Sobek

SekhmetIcon Sekhmet

NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris

HorusIcon Horus

ThothIcon Thoth
NorsePortrait Norse ThorPortrait Thor
OdinPortrait Odin
LokiPortrait Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja

HeimdallIcon Heimdall

ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi

BragiIcon Bragi

NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr

TyrIcon Tyr

HelIcon Hel
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans KronosPortrait Kronos
OranosPortrait Oranos
GaiaPortrait Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus

LetoIcon Leto

OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion

RheiaIcon Rheia

TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios

AtlasIcon Atlas

HekateIcon Hekate
ChinesePortrait Chinese FuXiPortrait Fu Xi
NuWaPortrait Nü Wa
ShennongPortrait 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
Major gods have circular icons
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