This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Hephaestus (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
"You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Toil of Hephaestus."
Age up text in Age of Mythology

Hephaestus is a Mythic Age Greek minor god in Age of Mythology. Worshipers of all Greek major gods can choose Hephaestus.

Attributes Edit

God Power Edit

  • PlentyIcon Plenty: Creates a Plenty Vault that generates 15 Food, Wood and Gold every 5 seconds. The vault is indestructible, but can be captured if surrounded by enemy units.

Technologies Edit

Myth Unit Edit

  • ColossusIcon Colossus:A slow moving but nigh-unstoppable siege weapon due to high armor, hit points and attack vs buildings. Can regain hit points by eating trees and gold mines.

Strategy Edit

Hephaestus grants military and economic bonuses. Forge of Olympus greatly decreases the cost of Armory technologies, allowing them to be researched more quickly and giving an advantage over opponents. Technologies made cheaper include Weapon of the Titans, which improves the attack of Myrmidons, Hetairoi, and Gastraphetes, depending on the major god.

Hephaestus' Myth Unit, the Colossus, is the strongest non-Titan myth unit in the game. Once fully upgraded, it can withstand pitched battles due to its massive amount of hit points and armor and can heal by eating trees and gold mines.

Hephaestus' god power generates an unlimited supply of Food, Wood and Gold. This is equivalent to at least three Villagers per resource, and ties in with Forge of Olympus to make Armory technologies even quicker to research.

Hephaestus is difficult to get the full benefit of. He is recommended for ending a race to the Mythic Age, at which point he will provide a massive economic spike to help the player boom an underdeveloped economy more quickly and knock out enemies with the player's superior human units and powerful Colossi.

Mythology Edit

"The god of fire, volcanoes, blacksmiths, and metal working, he had a strong following in the cities where his skills were important to commerce and war. He is usually seen with an axe. In one account he sided with his mother Hera against Zeus who threw him so far that he fell all day and limped thereafter. Hephaestus was associated with Mt. Etna on the island of Sicily. In his workshop he fashioned many wondrous things for the gods, including thunderbolts for Zeus, Athena’s shield, arrows for Eros, and the chariot with which Helios the sun god rode across the sky. He also helped create the first human woman from clay, named Pandora, who released the evils of the world on humankind from her magic jar."
Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
Culture ArchaicAge Archaic Age ClassicalAge Classical Age HeroicAge Heroic Age MythicAge Mythic Age
Greek ZeusIcon Zeus
HadesIcon Hades
PoseidonIcon Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena
HermesIcon Hermes
AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo
DionysusIcon Dionysus
AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera
HephaestusIcon Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon Artemis
Egyptian RaIcon Ra
IsisIcon Isis
SetIcon Set
BastIcon Bast
PtahIcon Ptah
AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor
SekhmetIcon Sekhmet
NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris
HorusIcon Horus
ThothIcon Thoth
Norse ThorIcon Thor
OdinIcon Odin
LokiIcon Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja
HeimdallIcon Heimdall
ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi
BragiIcon Bragi
NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr
TyrIcon Tyr
HelIcon Hel
Atlantean KronosIcon Kronos
OranosIcon Oranos
GaiaIcon Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus
LetoIcon Leto
OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion
RheiaIcon Rheia
TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios
AtlasIcon Atlas
HekateIcon Hekate
Chinese FuXiIcon Fu Xi
NuWaIcon Nü Wa
ShennongIcon 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
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