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This article is about the goddess in Age of Mythology. For the goddess in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Hathor (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

You have advanced to the Heroic Age through the Grace of Hathor.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Hathor is an Egyptian Heroic Age minor god in Age of Mythology. She is available to Ra and Isis.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

God power[edit | edit source]

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Myth units[edit | edit source]

  • RocIcon.png Roc: A giant eagle that can transport units.
  • PetsuchosIcon.png Petsuchos: A crocodile that fires a powerful beam of light with 100% accuracy.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Hathor's bonuses are mostly defensive. Sun-dried Mud Brick increases the hit points of buildings, in addition to making them cheaper. This helps buildings to last longer, but also enables forward bases to be built more quickly. The gold a player saves from the technology can be used for other things, such as training Mercenaries. With Medjay increasing the lifespan of Mercenaries from 40 to 70 seconds, they can serve for perhaps an entire battle, and can sometimes be used offensively. Hathor's god power is Locust Swarm, which is purely offensive against another player's economy and can be used to set back the other player by several hundred wood in getting their economy functional again (gold if it was used on an Egyptian player's farms).

Hathor has two myth units: the first is the Petsuchos, which, being slow and having a high pierce attack, is excellent at defense. Her second myth unit, the Roc, is the game's only flying transport unit, and can be used in several ways to give the player tactical advantages.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

A goddess of the sky and fertility, Hathor was portrayed as a cow, a woman with the head of a cow, or as a woman with a headdress of cow’s horns and a sun disk. She may have been a daughter of Ra, who relies on her in several myths. In other myths, she and Sekhmet are portrayed as the same goddess. Hathor was popular as the goddess of love, and associated with festivals of music and dance. Worship of her spread into other nearby cultures, although her name was changed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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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