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.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

God Power[edit | edit source]

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

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Myth Unit[edit | edit source]

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

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Prior to 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 Automatons can retreat, repair each other (made faster with The Hephaestus' Revenge tech) and repeat. Depending on the game version, the Automatons, 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.

Leto's Spider Lair god power 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.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

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
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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