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You have advanced to the Heroic Age through the Drunken Revelry of Dionysus.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Dionysus is a Heroic Age Greek minor god in Age of Mythology. He is available to worshipers of Zeus and Poseidon.

Attributes[]

God power[]

  • BronzeIcon Bronze: Turns the skin of all friendly human units in the target area to solid metal, increasing their armor.

Technologies[]

Myth units[]

  • HydraIcon Hydra: A tough melee unit, the Hydra grows heads as it kills enemies. Each head increases the Hydra's attack - a five-headed Hydra has three times the attack of a one-headed one.
  • ScyllaIcon Scylla: Waterborne equivalent of the Hydra. Good against archer and siege ships.

Technology tree[]

Dionysus
Dionysus
Age
HeroicAge
God power
BronzeIcon
Bronze
TempleAOMIcon
Temple
HydraIcon
Hydra
Bacchanalia
Bacchanalia
DockAOMIcon
Dock
ScyllaIcon
Scylla
Anastrophe
Anastrophe
StableAOMIcon
Stable
Thracian
Thracian Horses

Strategy[]

Dionysus generally focuses on land unit survivability and naval power. He grants all units a small hit point bonus, but increases cavalry hit points by a quarter, making these quite tough units last even longer. The unit that benefits the most however is the Titan; the Cerberus receives a +350 HP bonus, which if combined with Hera's Monstrous Rage technology allows Zeus players to have the most powerful Titan in the game.

He also increases many attributes for Pentekonters. This makes them more efficient at chasing and destroying enemy ships, as well as allowing them to be trained faster. Dionysus' god power again helps units to live longer by increasing their armor, and may affect ships as well. The Hydra and Scylla, his two myth units, gain attack as they kill enemies. A five-headed Hydra or Scylla is quite a terrifying enemy to encounter.

Mythology[]

The god of wine, the theater, agriculture, the fertility of nature, and mysteries, he is usually seen with grape vines, ivy, or a panther. Unlike most Greek gods, who are normally portrayed as bright creatures of the light, Dionysus is mysterious and shadowy. His followers revel in mad behavior, drunkenness, and death. Because of his differences, Dionysus may have been a melding of Greek and Asian attributes.

He was the patron of the Maenads, wild women who worshipped him and roamed the mountains shouting and hunting wild animals. He was also the patron of mystery cults, of which we know very little today. The greatest mystery associated with Dionysus is that at one point he was believed slain, but then reborn, a very unusual circumstance for an immortal god.
—In-game section

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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