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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Hades (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
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Hades is a Greek Archaic Age major god.


God Power[]

  • SentinelIcon.png Sentinel: Creates five sentient statues around the target Town Center that attack any enemies within range.


Unique Units[]

  • GastraphetesIcon.png Gastraphetes: Expensive archer wielding a crossbow.
  • ShadeIcon.png Shade: Spectral unit that has a 20% chance of appearing at a temple if a human soldier of Hades is killed.



  • When human units are killed, there is a 20% chance a Shade will be generated at the player's Temple. Shades are weak melee units that become more powerful in later ages.
  • Buildings have 25% more hit points and 20% more attack.
  • Archers have 10% more attack (including Sentinels).


"The brother of Zeus, Hades drew the underworld as his to rule when the Titans were overthrown and banished to Tartarus. He shared rule of the underworld with Persephone, whom he had abducted from above. Although required to release her, she was tricked and forced to remain with him. Hades sat on an ebony throne and wore a helmet that made him invisible. There he ruled the dead and accepted those newly arrived from above. Hermes brought the souls of the dead to the River Styx where Charon, the ferryman, carried them across. The three-headed watchdog, Cerberus, prevented any escape. Most souls remained on the empty Plain of Asphodel. A lucky few of extraordinary merit went on to the blessed islands of Elysium. The unlucky were sentenced to unending torment further down in Tartarus. In rare instances, Hades allowed living mortals, such as Odysseus, to enter the underworld and then leave again. Even more rarely did Hades free the dead to return to the living. He was the richest of the gods, possessing all the mineral wealth in the Earth."


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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