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

Hermes is a Classical Age Greek minor god in Age of Mythology. He is available to worshipers of Zeus and Poseidon.

Attributes Edit

God Power Edit

  • CeasefireIcon Ceasefire: This god power prevents combat anywhere on the map for a full minute, allowing perhaps a player to build more units to repel an attack, or hurry his army home to meet a new threat.

Technologies Edit

Myth Unit Edit

  • CentaurIcon Centaur: A tough archer with more hit points, attack and speed. Its special attack does extra damage and never misses.

Strategy Edit

It is best to worship Hermes when planning to build up a large force of cavalry. His upgrades improve the speed and combat abilities of both cavalry and Centaurs, allowing for the creation of a fast moving and hard hitting force. He also improves the LOS of Pegasi and makes them cost no food (which is also an indirect eco bonus), while the faster creation time allows a Greek player to easily scout out the enemy in order to search for weak points before launching a raid against them. His God Power can also be used for scouting, and to protect players who are being rushed.

Mythology Edit

The messenger of the gods, Hermes wore a winged cap and winged shoes. He presided over shepherds, trade, land travel, literature, athletics, oratory, and even thieving -- any activity requiring agility. He was known for his cunning and shrewdness, and as the inventor of the lyre, the flute, and the pan-pipes. He is credited with the invention of foot-racing, wrestling, and boxing. He guided the souls of the dead to the underworld. In early accounts he is a patron of fertility or luck. Later he was associated with roads. Road markers, called herms, bore a representation of Hermes.  Similar markers outside homes warded off evil. He used his ingenuity to save heroes on several occasions, including Odysseus twice.

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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