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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 | edit source]

God Power[edit | edit source]

  • CeasefireIcon.png 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 | edit source]

Myth Unit[edit | edit source]

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

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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.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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