This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For the unit in Age of Empires, see Medusa (Age of Empires). For the unit in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Medusa (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
The Medusa is a Mythic Age Greek myth unit, trainable by players worshiping the minor god Hera.

Special attack Edit

Gaze: Turns human units, myth units, wild animals and Animals of Set to stone. Recharge time: 20 seconds.

Attack bonuses Edit

  • Myth units: x2
  • Heroes: x0.25

Upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

General Edit

Strategy Edit

Medusae wield bows and arrows, providing a powerful ranged attack. They have a deadly special attack whereby their eyes glow green and they turn one targeted enemy to stone. This ability is best used on the most powerful or expensive units on the other player's team. Due to this, the Medusa myth unit is best micro-managed in combat, rather than being left to its own devices. This special attack does not work against heroes.

Though units with ranged attacks tend not to be effective at destroying buildings, the crush damage dealt by Medusa's ranged attack makes her surprisingly effective at demolishing them. Like all myth units, the Medusa gets bonus damage against human units and can even take on other myth units, but are countered by heroes.


  • The icon and in-game appearance (including of the "Stoning Attack" animation) of the Medusa unit are based on the depiction of Medusa in the 1981 film "Clash of the Titans".

Mythology Edit

"Scientific name -- Gorgon chrysaorus
Size -- 7' tall
Diet -- carnivore, largely humans

Medusa was one of three sisters known as the Gorgons, children of sea gods with live sea snakes for hair, scaly necks, boar-like tusks, golden hands, and bronze wings. One tale is that Medusa was once a beautiful maid who boasted of being more beautiful than Athena, who turned her into a monster so ugly that those who gazed upon her were turned to stone. She was killed by Perseus, with the help of Athena and Hermes. From her blood was created the winged horse, Pegasus. Her head was used as a weapon to kill the sea monster Cetus and then the head was mounted on Athena’s shield.

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