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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Horus (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Vindication of Horus.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Horus is a falcon-headed Mythic Age Egyptian minor god in Age of Mythology. He is available to worshipers of Ra and Set.


God power[]

  • TornadoIcon Tornado: Creates a cyclone that moves randomly, causing devastation to a large area. Can often weaken or at destroy enemy towns.


Myth unit[]

  • AvengerIcon Avenger: A powerful melee unit that can launch a whirlwind attack on multiple units at a time.

Technology tree[]

God power
Axe of Vengeance
Spears on the Horizon
Greatest of Fifty


Horus' improvements exclusively benefit the damage done by infantry, making them a more viable option for a late-game army. He greatly improves Spearmen in particular, so it is also viable to worship him when facing an opponent focusing on cavalry. His god power is equally devastating to units and buildings. It can be used to soften up an enemy before going in to finish off their units, with the help of the mighty Avengers and improved Spearmen, and his buildings using his demolition Axemen.


The mystical son of Isis and Osiris, he was raised in secrecy in the Nile swamps to avoid being discovered by Set, who had killed his father, Osiris. When he reached adulthood he sought to avenge his father and kill Set. After a lengthy contest in which he lost an eye, he triumphed and his reward was the rule of Egypt. He gave the lost eye to Osiris and wore instead a serpent on his head to replace it. All pharaohs thereafter wore this serpent as a symbol of authority and their ability to see and know all.

"Horus, strong Bull, steady at heart as the son of Nut, victorious king! / He sets up all his borders at each place according to his desire. / He spends the time of ploughing in Egypt. / He brought to its knees the land of the people of Retenue / when he felled their trees / and destroyed their cities ..."

-- rock stela by Qasr Ibrim on the banks of the Nile


  • Horus has 3 different units based on him in the game: the Avenger myth unit, the Son of Osiris hero, and the Egyptian Titan.


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