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Infantry Hero summoned to participate in the final battle of the gods.
—In-game description

The Hero of Ragnarok is a Norse Hero in Age of Mythology. It cannot be trained by normal means, but is instead created from the player's Gatherers and Dwarves with the Ragnarok god power. Consequently, they are only available to worshipers of the Mythic Age god Baldr.

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Heroes of Ragnarok are similar to the regular Norse heroes, the Hersirs - they have a melee attack and are considered Infantry units. Comparing the two, Heroes of Ragnarok have a stronger general attack, are faster and have more armor than Hersirs. They also have slightly fewer hit points and are not quite as good against myth units. However, there is no need for them to specialize as dozens of them are created at the same time. Any army they face will basically be steamrolled. To maximize the effects of the god power, it is recommended to train as many Gatherers and/or Dwarves as possible prior to invoking it.


After the three winters -- the bitter Winter of Winds, the fearsome Winter of Wolves and the bloody Winter of Swords -- the cocks Fjalar and Gullinkambi will crow, announcing Ragnarok, the Final Battle, where the gods themselves will die fighting the forces of evil. All of the nine worlds, gods, mortals and giants will be destroyed by the fighting. But hope does not die with the nine worlds, for a new world of peace will be born out of the ashes of the old. It is for this world that the gods and heroes fight.
—In-game help section


  • Even if the player is using another civilization and has somehow obtained Ragnarok (by cheats or the Scenario Editor), it will still turn their worker units into heroes if invoked.
  • There are 3 variants of the Hero of Ragnarok: human male, human female, and dwarf. Which version a worker unit turns into when Ragnarok is invoked is randomized.


Heroes obtainable in random maps in Age of Mythology
God ArchaicAge Archaic Age ClassicalAge Classical Age HeroicAge Heroic Age MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks
All PhysicianIcon Hippocrates
ZeusPortrait Zeus JasonIcon Jason OdysseusIcon Odysseus HeraclesIcon Heracles BellephoronIcon Bellerophon
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon TheseusIcon Theseus HippolytaIcon Hippolyta AtalantaIcon Atalanta PolyphemusIcon Polyphemus
TheArgoIcon The Argo
HadesPortrait Hades AjaxIcon Ajax ChironIcon Chiron AchillesIcon Achilles PerseusIcon Perseus
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians
All Pharaoh Icon Pharaoh
AoM Priest Icon Priest
OsirisIcon Osiris SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris
Pharaoh Icon Pharaoh (second)
NorsePortrait Norse
All Hersiricon Hersir AoMR Godi icon Godi
BaldrIcon Baldr Hero of Ragnarok Icon Hero of Ragnarok
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans
All Citizen Hero Icon Citizen (Hero) Murmillo Hero Icon Murmillo (Hero) Arcus Hero Icon Arcus (Hero) Fanatic Hero Icon Fanatic (Hero)
Katapeltes Hero Icon Katapeltes (Hero) Contarius Hero Icon Contarius (Hero)
Oracle Hero Icon Oracle (Hero)
Turma Hero Icon Turma (Hero) Destroyer Hero Icon Destroyer (Hero)
ChinesePortrait Chinese
All AoM Monk Icon Monk
FuXiPortrait Fu Xi Immortal Icon Immortal (8)
Others Immortal Icon Immortal (2) Immortal Icon Immortal (2) Immortal Icon Immortal (2) Immortal Icon Immortal (2)