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Hand of Talos is a Greek myth technology in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Hephaestus and can be researched at the Temple. Once researched, it upgrades Colossi to Silver Colossi, increasing their hit points by 200. Shoulder of Talos is the further upgrade of this technology.


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  • Hand of Talos increases the hit points of Colossi by 100.

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  • Hand of Talos increases the hit points of Colossi by 200.


One of Zeus' many lovers was a mortal woman named Europa. In the form of a white bull, Zeus spirited her away to the isle of Crete, where she had 3 sons. Zeus had Hephaestus forge a giant of iron to defend Europa and the island. Talos was powered by a single blood vein that ran from his throat to his ankle. The vein was sealed with a pin at the ankle.


  • The history file describes Talos as being made of iron. However, according to the myths, he was actually made of bronze.
Greek myth technologies in Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
ZeusPortrait ZeusOlympicParentage Olympic Parentage
HadesPortrait HadesVaultsOfErebus Vaults of Erebus
PoseidonPortrait PoseidonLordOfHorses Lord of Horses
ClassicalAge Classical Age
AthenaIcon AthenaSarissa Sarissa · AegisShield Aegis Shield · LabyrinthOfMinos Labyrinth of Minos
HermesIcon HermesSpiritedCharge Spirited Charge · SylvanLore Sylvan Lore · WingedMessenger Winged Messenger
AresIcon AresSpearOfPanic Phobos' Spear of Panic · WillOfKronos Will of Kronos · BowOfHorror Enyo's Bow of Horror · SwordOfDread Deimos' Sword of Dread
HeroicAge Heroic Age
ApolloIcon ApolloSunRay Sun Ray · OracleTech Oracle · TempleOfHealing Temple of Healing
DionysusIcon DionysusBacchanalia Bacchanalia · Anastrophe Anastrophe · Thracian Thracian Horses
AphroditeIcon AphroditeGoldenApples Golden Apples · DivineBlood Divine Blood · RoarOfOrthus Roar of Orthus
MythicAge Mythic Age
HeraIcon HeraMontrousRage Monstrous Rage · FaceOfTheGorgon Face of the Gorgon · AthenianWall Athenian Wall
HephaestusIcon HephaestusForgeOfOlympus Forge of Olympus · HandOfTalos Hand of Talos · ShoulderOfTalos Shoulder of Talos · WeaponOfTheTitans Weapon of the Titans
ArtemisIcon ArtemisFlamesOfTyphon Flames of Typhon · ShaftsOfPlague Shafts of Plague · Trierarch Trierarch