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Minor gods are gods available for selection upon advancing Age in Age of Mythology. There is always a choice between two minor gods, depending on which major god the player worships. There are 3 minor gods in total for each age for each civilization, evenly distributed so that every major god has a different pair and one missing (except for two Mythic Age minor gods, Hera being exclusive to Zeus (Greek) and Hel to Loki (Norse). Consequently, Hephaestus is available to all Greeks and Tyr is available to all Norse).

Every minor god grants the player access to unique myth units (typically one land unit or a land and a naval unit) and technologies, as well as a new god power. Unlike major gods, they don't provide any inherent bonuses. With the exception of the god power, all their benefits require favor to use (either technology research or to summon their unique myth units).

GreekPortrait Greeks[]

The minor gods available to the civilization, their focuses, and the major gods through which they can be accessed are:

Classical Age[]

  • AthenaIcon Athena (Zeus and Hades) - Infantry, defense
  • HermesIcon Hermes (Zeus and Poseidon) - Cavalry
  • AresIcon Ares (Hades and Poseidon) - Attack of human soldiers

Heroic Age[]

  • ApolloIcon Apollo (Hades and Zeus) - Archers
  • DionysusIcon Dionysus (Zeus and Poseidon) - Cavalry
  • AphroditeIcon Aphrodite (Hades and Poseidon) - Villagers

Mythic Age[]

  • HeraIcon Hera (Zeus) - Buildings and myth units
  • HephaestusIcon Hephaestus (All) - Human soldier armor and weapons
  • ArtemisIcon Artemis (Hades and Poseidon) - Archers

EgyptianPortrait Egyptians[]

The minor gods available to the civilization, their focuses, and the major gods through which they can be accessed are:

Classical Age[]

  • BastIcon Bast (Isis and Ra) - Villagers
  • PtahIcon Ptah (Ra and Set) - Technology
  • AnubisIcon Anubis (Set and Isis) - Infantry and myth units

Heroic Age[]

  • HathorIcon Hathor (Isis and Ra) - Buildings
  • SekhmetIcon Sekhmet (Ra and Set) - Archers and siege weapons
  • NephthysIcon Nephthys (Isis and Set) - Priests

Mythic Age[]

  • OsirisIcon Osiris (Isis and Ra) - Camels
  • HorusIcon Horus (Ra and Set) - Infantry
  • ThothIcon Thoth (Isis and Set) - Migdol Stronghold units

NorsePortrait Norse[]

The minor gods available to the civilization, their focuses, and the major gods through which they can be accessed are:

Classical Age[]

  • FreyjaIcon Freyja (Odin and Thor) - Cavalry
  • ForsetiIcon Forseti (Loki and Thor) - Ulfsarks and Hersirs
  • HeimdallIcon Heimdall (Loki and Odin) - Towers and navy

Heroic Age[]

  • SkadiIcon Skadi (Odin and Thor) - Throwing Axemen
  • BragiIcon Bragi (Loki and Thor) - Ulfsarks
  • NjordIcon Njord (Loki and Odin) - Ships and Hill Forts

Mythic Age[]

  • BaldrIcon Baldr (Odin and Thor) - Siege and cavalry
  • TyrIcon Tyr (All) - Infantry
  • HelIcon Hel (Loki) - Myth units

AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans[]

The minor gods available to the civilization, their focuses, and the major gods through which they can be accessed are:

Classical Age[]

  • PrometheusIcon Prometheus (Kronos and Oranos) - Heroes
  • LetoIcon Leto (Gaia and Kronos) - Automatons
  • OceanusIcon Oceanus (Gaia and Oranos) - Infantry

Heroic Age[]

  • HyperionIcon Hyperion (Kronos and Oranos) - Heroes
  • RheiaIcon Rheia (Gaia and Kronos) - Favor generation
  • TheiaIcon Theia (Gaia and Oranos) - Cavalry

Mythic Age[]

  • HeliosIcon Helios (Kronos and Oranos) - Siege weapons
  • AtlasIcon Atlas (Gaia and Kronos) - Buildings
  • HekateIcon Hekate (Gaia and Oranos) - Myth units

ChinesePortrait Chinese[]

The minor gods available to the civilization, their focuses, and the major gods through which they can be accessed are:

Classical Age[]

  • HuangDiIcon Huang Di (Fu Xi and Nü Wa) - Economy
  • SunWukongIcon Sun Wukong (Fu Xi and Shennong) - Halberdiers and navy
  • ChangEIcon Chang'e (Nü Wa and Shennong) - Archers

Heroic Age[]

  • DaboGongIcon Dabo Gong (Fu Xi and Nü Wa) - Economy
  • ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui (Fu Xi and Shennong) - Immortals
  • HeBoIcon He Bo (Nü Wa and Shennong) - Buildings and navy

Mythic Age[]

  • ChongliIcon Chongli (Fu Xi and Nü Wa) - Cavalry and navy
  • AoKuangIcon Ao Kuang (Fu Xi and Shennong) - Human soldiers and navy
  • XiWangmuIcon Xi Wangmu (Nü Wa and Shennong) - Castle units

Triva[]

  • Minor gods were added fairly late into Age of Mythology's development cycle (circa early-2002), with many myth units and god powers being dependent on major god choice.
    • Originally, when minor gods were added, they only provided a myth unit and a god power - instead of technologies, they would simply provide an automatic 'bonus' similar to the major god bonuses.
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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