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Curse is a Greek Heroic Age god power in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Aphrodite. When invoked, it transforms a number of enemy human units and villagers in the target area into Pigs.

The amount of units converted into Pigs does not depend on the units' armor, resource cost, or population cost, but on their health (and whether the targeted units are villagers), but it is unknown if it depends on other factors as well. The amount of units converted into Pigs is always at least 3, and at most 9.


The number of converted units is based on health, so more weak or injured units and fewer tough units will be converted. It does not affect myth units or heroes and has a reduced effect on villagers.

Curse is effective at thinning out an enemy force, and if the Pigs are captured, it provides an extra food source. It can be used both offensively and defensively.


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Caladrius Change transforming Murmillos

  • There are 6 variants of this god power that transforms enemies into myth units instead of transforming them into Pigs. Caladrius Change transforms enemies into Valkyries, Hydra Change transforms enemies into Hydras, Manticore Change transforms enemies into Manticores, Chimera Change transforms enemies into Chimeras, Nemean Change transforms enemies into Nemean Lions, and Cyclops Change transforms enemies to Cyclopses. These variants are used as parts of triggers in the Mount Olympus scenario and can be obtained by the player in the Scenario Editor.
    • The fact that the god power that transforms enemies into Valkyries is called Caladrius Change seems to suggest that it was intended to transform units into Caladriae at some point in development, but was changed, probably due to the fact that Caladriae are flying units and would allow the player to explore unwanted areas of the map.


God powers in Age of Mythology
GreekPortrait Greeks
ArchaicAge Archaic Age BoltIcon Bolt · LureIcon Lure · SentinelIcon Sentinel
ClassicalAge Classical Age PestilenceIcon Pestilence · RestorationIcon Restoration · CeasefireIcon Ceasefire
HeroicAge Heroic Age UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage · CurseIcon Curse · BronzeIcon Bronze
MythicAge Mythic Age EarthquakeIcon Earthquake · LightningStormIcon Lightning Storm · PlentyIcon Plenty
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians
ArchaicAge Archaic Age ProsperityIcon Prosperity · VisionIcon Vision · RainIcon Rain
ClassicalAge Classical Age EclipseIcon Eclipse · ShiftingSandsIcon Shifting Sands · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge Heroic Age LocustSwarmIcon Locust Swarm · CitadelIcon Citadel · AncestorsIcon Ancestors
MythicAge Mythic Age TornadoIcon Tornado · MeteorIcon Meteor · SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris
NorsePortrait Norse
ArchaicAge Archaic Age DwarvenMineIcon Dwarven Mine · GreatHuntIcon Great Hunt · SpyIcon Spy
ClassicalAge Classical Age HealingSpringIcon Healing Spring · ForestFireIcon Forest Fire · UndermineIcon Undermine
HeroicAge Heroic Age FrostIcon Frost · FlamingWeaponsIcon Flaming Weapons · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Woods
MythicAge Mythic Age FimbulwinterIcon Fimbulwinter · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg · RagnarokIcon Ragnarok
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans
ArchaicAge Archaic Age DeconstructionIcon Deconstruction · ShockwaveIcon Shockwave · GaiaForestIcon Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge Classical Age SpiderLairIcon Spider Lair · ValorIcon Valor · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora
HeroicAge Heroic Age ChaosIcon Chaos · TraitorIcon Traitor · HesperidesIcon Hesperides
MythicAge Mythic Age TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate · VortexIcon Vortex · ImplodeIcon Implode
ChinesePortrait Chinese
ArchaicAge Archaic Age IconYearOfTheGoat Year of the Goat · IconRecreation Recreation · IconTimberHarvest Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge Classical Age BarrageIcon Barrage · GreatJourneyIcon Great Journey · CallToArmsIcon Call to Arms
HeroicAge Heroic Age GeyserIcon Geyser · UprootIcon Uproot · ImperialExaminationIcon Imperial Examination
MythicAge Mythic Age GreatFloodIcon Great Flood · InfernoIcon Inferno · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon
Other (except Campaign-exclusive)
SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age All civilizations: SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Gate
Cheat MeteorIcon Chicken Storm · Goatunheim Goatunheim · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Berry Bushes
Cut Brambleiconmpalpha Bramble · Enragebeta Enrage · DivineBlood Rebellion · AOMShepherdGodPowerIcon Shepherd · AOMSightGodPowerIcon Sight · God power snowstorm icon Snowstorm · EarthquakeIcon Volcano