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You have advanced to the Classical Age through the Guidance of Leto.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Leto is a Classical Age Atlantean minor god in Age of Mythology: The Titans. She is the goddess of the unseen, and the mother by Zeus of the twins Artemis and Apollo. She is available to worshipers of Gaia and Kronos.


God power[]

  • SpiderLairIcon Spider Lair: Hatches spider eggs that turns into invisible traps for enemy units that cross the area (3 uses).


  • Hephaestus Revenge Hephaestus Revenge: Automata have +20% hit points and can repair themselves.
  • VolcanicForge Volcanic Forge: Increases Automata pierce armor and improves the pierce armor of human units, heroes, and ships.

Myth unit[]

  • AutomatonIcon Automaton: Metal infantry that can repair and rebuild (within a limited time frame after death) each other.

Technology tree[]

God power
Spider Lair
Hephaestus Revenge
Hephaestus Revenge
Volcanic Forge


Before the Extended Edition, Leto's technologies did not have any general application, but rather improved her myth unit, the Automaton. With their ability to rebuild and repair, these reasonably strong robot-like units were ideal for hit-and-runs. They are cheap and easy to mass, especially for Kronos worshipers, so players could make decent sized armies of Automaton paired with soldiers as protection from heroes. After taking out some worker units or dealing damage to buildings, the Automata can retreat, repair each other (made faster with The Hephaestus' Revenge tech) and repeat. Depending on the game version, the Automata, as well as heroes, human units and ships, can be made more durable against archer and building attack with the Volcanic Forge tech, thus maintaining their usefulness later in the game.

Her god power, Spider Lair, on the other hand should not be used offensively as the eggs can easily be killed by enemies before hatching. Rather they should be used to catch enemies off guard in areas they are likely to pass, such as a gold mine or a friendly Town Center. The spiders will instantly kill one human soldier each but cannot attack anything else so are primarily used to thin out enemy troops.


The daughter of Titans, Leto was known as the hidden one, and her name came to be used for the Moon. She bestowed her qualities of being unnoticed or unobserved upon the beasts of earth. Her beauty caught the eye of Zeus, however, by whom she gave birth to the twin gods Artemis and Apollo. This act made her an enemy of Hera, Zeus's wife. She was principally worshipped in Greek Asia Minor, and usually together with her twin children.
—In-game history section


  • Leto's artwork in Retold shows her with two children, Artemis and Apollo.


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