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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.


God Power[]

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


  • Eyes of Atlas.png Eyes of Atlas: Myth Units +9 line of sight
  • TitanShield.png Titan Shield:Reduces the Hack and crush vulnerability for buildings.
  • IoGuardian.png Io Guardian: Improves the line of sight of the Argus and decreases the recharge time of their ability.

Myth Unit[]

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


Atlas’ improvements benefits Myth Units and buildings, making him a good choice for turtling. He grants the Argus, which, although isn’t the strongest Myth Unit, can shoot a glob of acid that instantly kills units. As it has fantastic LOS 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 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 worshipping Atlas, their buildings are surrounded by lush terrain which cannot be built on by enemies, regenerate hit points and have decreased hack and crush vulnerability by 15% if Titan Shield is researched.


The son of the Titan Lapetus 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.”


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