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You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Conviction of Helios.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Helios is an Atlantean Mythic Age minor god in Age of Mythology: The Titans. He is available to worshipers of Kronos and Oranos.


God power[]

  • VortexIcon Vortex: Teleports all the player's military units to a single location (3 uses).


Myth units[]

  • ManOWarIcon Man O' War: A jellyfish-like creature that shoots lighting bolts.
  • HekaGigantesIcon Heka Gigantes: Myth unit with a smashing attack that stuns enemies.


  • MirrorTowerIcon Mirror Tower: Defensive structure that fires a solar beam, effective against ships, buildings, and siege weapons.

Technology tree[]

God power
Unique building
Mirror Tower
Heka Gigantes
Man O' War
Halo of the Sun
Halo of the Sun


Helios' improvements revolve around building destruction. His technologies improve Onagers and Cheiroballistae, but especially Fire Siphons, making them more durable and dangerous. Should the enemy focus on anti-siege units (such as cavalry), Helios does provide an alternative option with the Heka Gigantes myth unit, a four-armed giant that can deal massive damage to buildings and knock back threats by causing minor earthquakes. To compensate the slow speed of these units, Helios' god power, Vortex, can be used to teleport all of the player's military units to one place and mow down the enemy in one heavy attack. This power can also be used for a quick retreat should the player's own town be under siege, and can be used thrice.

Additionally, Helios improves late game naval warfare. His other myth unit, the Man O' War, helps support the player's navy (including Fireships who also benefit from the Halo of the Sun technology) by striking multiple ships with a chain lightning attack. The lightning can also strike multiple fortifications of an enemy base if they're built close enough to the shoreline. Helios' Mirror Towers, which are defensive structures constructed by Citizens that shoot beams of light and are effective against ships, are the only mythical building besides the Sky Passages of Oranos.


The god of the sun, he rose from the ocean at dawn to drive his chariot across the sky, carrying the sun and descending at night into the west. He saw all and knew all, and was often called upon by other gods to be a witness. He was the god of the measurement of time, and goddesses of the day, month, seasons, and year waited upon him. Two of his mortal lovers were converted into the plants heliotrope (whose head always turns toward the sun) and frankincense. These plants were sacred to Helios. He is portrayed usually in a chariot with a whip and surrounded by a halo. Animals sacred to him were the rooster and eagle. The great Colossus of Rhodes was built in his honor, as he was married to Rhode, a daughter of Poseidon.
—In-game section


Gods in Age of Mythology
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