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You have advanced to the Classical Age through the Rule of Huang Di.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Huang Di is a Classical Age Chinese minor god in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. He is available to worshipers of Fu Xi and Nü Wa.

Attributes[]

God power[]

  • CallToArmsIcon Call to Arms: Duplicates a random number of soldiers in an area.

Technologies[]

Myth unit[]

  • TerracottaWarriorIcon Terracotta Warrior: Infantry-like Myth Unit that expels lethal dust and returns part of its cost upon death.

Technology tree[]

Huangdi-Portrait
Huang Di
Age
ClassicalAge
God power
CallToArmsIcon
Call to Arms
TempleAOMIcon
Temple
TerracottaWarriorIcon
Terracotta Warrior
StoneArmor
Stone Armor
MilitaryBarracksIcon
War Academy
OracleBoneScript
Oracle Bone Script
Building storage pit icon
Storage Pit
FiveGrains
Five Grains

Strategy[]

Huang Di provides access to the Terracotta Warrior: a very strong Classical Age Myth unit that comes at a reasonable price. Not only does it cause damage upon death, it also return part of its cost which can be invested in producing a replacement Terracotta Warrior. One can also kill their Warriors on purpose to obtain resources to purchase better Myth Units when the Warriors become obsolete.

Huang Di's technologies are mostly beneficial to the economy. Five Grains, for example, cheapens building Farms by a third, which is a significant amount. The Stone Armor technology, on the other hand, is a military technology that makes Terracotta Warriors even more effective upon death. Oracle Bone Script provides both an offensive and economical boost as it makes War Academy units cheaper and easier to mass-produce into an army (this is even more significant for Nü Wa worshippers).

His God Power, Call to Arms, effectively doubles the player's early-game forces, allowing them to fend off attackers more easily, raid more effectively, or even do both at the same time. Saving Call to Arms for later in the game can be used to duplicate a powerful myth unit, which not only saves resources but also grants greater bulk to an army.

Mythology[]

Huang Di, also known as the Yellow Emperor, is a legendary Chinese ruler who was among the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors.

Credited with numerous inventions and innovations, Huang Di is the mythological ancestor of the Chinese people. His reign is not only believed to have introduced items like the wheel, coined money, medicine, or weapons, but also to have refined the culture and taught its people many useful skills.
—Current in-game section
Huangdi is known by many names and titles, including Yu Huang Shangdi, the Yellow Emperor, and the Jade Emperor. He is the lord of deities and guardian of heaven.

He began as an apprentice to Yuanshi Tianzun, the original and primordial god of heaven, who at the beginning of each age gives his students the Scriptures of the Magic Jewel and instructs them in Taoism from his home on Mount Kunlun. Huangdi left, seeking isolation to cultivate his Tao, and overcame 3,200 trials over the course of 200 million years. When he returned, a powerful demon who had overcome 3,000 trials of his own was on the cusp of victory over all the other gods of heaven, and Huangdi alone was powerful enough to finally defeat him. For this great victory he was given his many titles, and proclaimed supreme ruler of heaven.
—Previous in-game section

Controversy[]

Huangdi's appearance is often met with criticism by the Chinese community, especially due to the importance of this figure in contemporary China, as well as continued relevance in modern Taoism. Claims have been made that his portrait resembles an offensive caricature of Chinese people.[1] Furthermore, the history section erroneously conflated the Jade Emperor (Yu Huang Shangdi) and the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di) in its original description, provided above. This was corrected in a later patch.

Gallery[]

References[]

Gods in Age of Mythology
Civilization
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
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