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Earth mother dance

The Earth Mother Ceremony (Earth Mother Dance before the Definitive Edition) is a ceremony available at the Community Plaza for the Haudenosaunee in the Fortress Age. It increases the player's population – beyond the usual 200 limit, if the player is already at or close to the limit.

Each Villager working at the Community Plaza provides one extra population, with a maximum of 25. This is useful if the player is at the population limit, but wants to train extra units without killing off Villagers – once the units have been trained, the player can choose a different ceremony.

With Earth Mother Ceremony, the Haudenosaunee's maximum population is the highest at 225, even above the Chinese.

Community Plaza ceremonies
Harvest Ceremony · Gift Ceremony · War Chief Ceremony · Call the People Ceremony · War Ceremony · Healers Ceremony
Flag AztecDE AztecsHealing Ceremony · Garland War Ceremony · Water Ceremony· Town Ceremony· Calendar Ceremony*
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeFounder Ceremony · Earth Mother Ceremony · Water Ceremony· Town Ceremony*
Flag IncanDE IncaMoon Ceremony · Supay Ceremony · Water Ceremony*
Flag SiouxDE LakotaCharging Ceremony · Tokala Ceremony · Town Ceremony*
* requires Home City Card