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Myth units are a variety of monsters, spirits and otherwise supernatural creatures in Age of Mythology that players can bring to their aid. As they are fictitious, they contribute greatly to making Age of Mythology distinct from the other games in the Age of Empires series. They are one of the main types of units, the others being human units, heroes, siege weapons, and ships.

Most myth units are only available by worshiping a particular minor god. They are trained at the Temple, or the Dock for naval myth units, and all (except Dryads) have a cost in Favor plus one of the other resources. Each of these myth units has a special attack or ability which improves their combat abilities, heal them or has some other powerful effect.

Other myth units may appear due to a major god's bonus or a god power. See the main page on units for more details. Each civilization can also create its own Titan, which is the strongest myth unit in the game and is almost unstoppable.

Myth units are very strong against human soldiers. Most of them can hold their own against groups of human soldiers and some have devastating abilities against them such as multiple attacks and performing instant kills. Many myth units are also strong against other myth units, doing bonus damage to them. Naturally, this bonus cancels itself out to some extent. All myth units are weak against heroes, doing reduced damage to them while taking extra damage. Heroes are also immune to the myth units' special attacks.

The following lists shows all myth units that are available to each of the five civilizations:

Airborne units[]

All airborne units are created at the Temple.

Civilization Name God Age Cost FavorAOM TT Pop Hack attack Crush damage Pierce damage Range HP Hack armor Pierce armor Speed
GreekPortrait Greeks PegasusIcon Pegasus All I 50f 2 6 1 - - - - 140 50% 50% 5.0
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians RocIcon Roc Hathor III 150f 15 14 3 - - - - 350 30% 25% 4.8
PhoenixIcon Phoenix Thoth IV 200g 25 6 5 40 50 - 4 500 15% 55% 4.0
NorsePortrait Norse RavenIcon Raven Odin I - - 240(Regenerate) 0 - - - - 50 20% 60% 4.0
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans CaladriaIcon Caladria Oceanus II 100w, 25g 10 9 2 - - - 20(Heal) 125 10% 20% 6.0
StymphaliaBirdIcon Stymphalian Bird Theia III 200w, 50g 25 10 4 11(x3) 15 400 15% 30% 3.6
ChinesePortrait Chinese VermilionBirdIcon Vermilion Bird Chongli IV 300g 30 20 5 15 15 - 2-6 600 25% 50% 4.0

Naval units[]

All pure naval units are created at the Dock.

However, the War Salamander and the Azure Dragon are amphibious units. As such, the former is created at the Dock, as well as the Temple, whereas the latter is created only at the Temple.

Civilization Name God Age Cost FavorAOM TT Pop Hack attack Crush damage Pierce damage Range HP Hack armor Pierce armor Speed
GreekPortrait Greeks HippocampusIcon Hippocampus Poseidon I - - 60(regenerate) 0 - - - - 70 10% 70% 6.6
ScyllaIcon Scylla Dionysus III 200g 15 15 5 20 10 - - 800 40% 70% 5.3
CarcinosIcon Carcinos Hera IV 200w 20 9 4 20 12 - - 720 70% 60% 4.3
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians LeviathanIcon Leviathan Nephthys III 200g 20 10 4 25 - - - 1020 40% 60% 4.2
WarTurtleIcon War Turtle Thoth IV 300f 15 9 5 25 20 - - 960 40% 70% 5.3
NorsePortrait Norse Kraken-icon Kraken Njord III 300f 25 10 5 15 5 - - 800 50% 70% 6.0
JormundElverIcon Jormund Elver Tyr IV 200f 15 5 3 - - 40 20 800 20% 30% 6.0
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans ServantIcon Servant Oceanus II 125f 12 15 3 8 4 - 12(Heal) 300 25% 30% 5.5
NereidIcon Nereid Hyperion III 200g 15 12 3 25 - - - 400 30% 50% 5.0
ManOWarIcon Man O' War Helios IV 300f 15 10 5 25 - - 16 900 50% 70% 6.0
ChinesePortrait Chinese WarSalamanderIcon War Salamander He Bo III 200f 15 17 4 20 10 - - 600 45% 45% 3.5
DragonTurtleIcon Dragon Turtle Ao Kuang IV 290f 18 9 5 30 25 - 2 820 50% 60% 5.5
AzureDragonIcon Azure Dragon IV 300g 30 20 4 20 - - - 800 60% 60% 5.3

Land units[]

Titans are not in this table. The second line for the same unit represents its upgraded form.

Civilization Name God Age Cost FavorAOM TT Pop Hack attack Crush damage Pierce damage Range HP Hack armor Pierce armor Speed
GreekPortrait Greeks CentaurIcon Centaur Hermes II 200w 12 22 3 - - 12 12 220 30% 35% 5.2
275 6.2
MinotaurIcon Minotaur Athena II 200f 14 20 4 15 10 - - 320 60% 55% 4.2
150f 448
CyclopsIcon Cyclops Ares II 250f 18 20 4 15 12 - - 650 40% 50% 3.8
15 22.5 24
HydraIcon Hydra Dionysus III 250f 28 20 5 20 10 - - 800 60% 40% 4.0
Hydra heads +10/h +5/h
ManticoreIcon Manticore Apollo III 300w 25 17 5 - - 11(×3) 16 420 30% 60% 4.3
NemeanLionIcon Nemean Lion Aphrodite III 200g 22 20 4 20 10 - - 660 30% 60% 4.8
44% 80%
MedusaIcon Medusa Hera IV 250g 28 20 5 - 12 15 10 360 60% 70% 4.3
480
ColossusIcon Colossus Hephaestus IV 300g 25 24 5 20 50 - - 1000 50% 80% 3.0
1200
1400 60%
ChimeraIcon Chimera Artemis IV 300g 30 20 4 20 - - - 800 60% 60% 5.3
26 960
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians SphinxIcon Sphinx Bast II 120g 18 17 4 11 5 - - 300 45% 60% 5.3
13 10 350
15 15 6.4
WadjetIcon Wadjet Ptah II 150w 15 17 3 - - 16 18 260 20% 30% 3.8
AnubiteIcon Anubite Anubis II 100f 15 9 3 13 - - - 200 60% 55% 5.3
16 250 5.3
PetsuchosIcon Petsuchos Hathor III 200g 15 20 4 - 12 55 20 480 40% 45% 3.6
26
ScarabIcon Scarab Sekhmet III 300f 18 20 5 6 12 - - 670 30% 75% 3.2
ScorpionManIcon Scorpion Man Nephthys III 150w 22 20 4 25 - - - 500 50% 40% 5.0
MummyIcon Mummy Osiris IV 200g 25 17 5 - - 12 12 350 35% 50% 4.0
17 420
AvengerIcon Avenger Horus IV 250f 25 24 4 28 - - - 600 60% 40% 5.5
NorsePortrait Norse ValkyrieIcon Valkyrie Freyja II 200f 18 17 4 12 - - 10(Heal) 375 60% 55% 5.5
18
TrollIcon Troll Forseti II 160w 15 15 3 - - 12 14 200 50% 50% 3.6
14 16 250
EinherjarIcon Einherjar Heimdall II 175g 15 17 3 15 10 - - 275 70% 60% 3.2
21 302
FrostGiantIcon Frost Giant Skadi/Hel III/IV 200g 22 20 4 18 12 - - 600 55% 70% 3.8
Skadi III
22 14 800
BattleBoarIcon Battle Boar Bragi III 250g 27 20 4 20 20 - - 720 60% 60% 5.0
MountainGiantIcon Mountain Giant Njord/Hel III 250f 25 17 5 20 25 - - 1200 50% 40% 3.2
FireGiantIcon Fire Giant Baldr/Hel IV 300g 35 24 5 15 5 - 14 600 60% 80% 3.2
FenrisWolfBroodIcon Fenris Wolf Brood Tyr IV 150g 15 14 3 15 - - - 420 40% 50% 3.2
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans PrometheanIcon Promethean Prometheus II 80g 10 18 3 10 5 - - 175 50% 25% 4.0
AutomatonIcon Automaton Leto II 90g 6 18 2 11 - - - 230 40% 45% 3.75
BehemothIcon Behemoth Rheia III 300f 20 20 5 6 12 - - 550 30% 75% 3.0
SatyrIcon Satyr Hyperion III 250w 20 17 3 - - 20 16 400 50% 50% 3.75
HekaGigantesIcon Heka Gigantes Helios IV 300g 25 24 5 25 30 - - 850 60% 60% 3.3
ArgusIcon Argus Atlas IV 250g 25 30 5 20 - - - 550 60% 70% 4.1
LampadesIcon Lampades Hekate IV 250g 25 20 5 - 10 15 10 350 40% 50% 4.3
ChinesePortrait Chinese MonkeyKingIcon Monkey King Sun Wukong II 100f 15 9 3 13 - - - 200 60% 50% 5.3
QilinIcon Qilin Chang'e II 200f 14 17 4 12 - - - 375 60% 55% 5.5
TerracottaWarriorIcon Terracotta Warrior Huang Di II 120w 10 16 2 11 - - - 200 40% 40% 4.3
JiangshiIcon Jiangshi Zhong Hui III 250w 25 20 4 25 - - - 500 50% 40% 5.0
PixiuIcon Pixiu Dabo Gong III 250g 22 20 4 20 10 - - 660 30% 60% 4.8
WarSalamanderIcon War Salamander He Bo III 200f 15 17 4 20 10 - - 600 45% 45% 3.5
WhiteTigerIcon White Tiger Xi Wangmu IV 300f 27 20 4 30 - - - 800 60% 60% 5.3
AzureDragonIcon Azure Dragon Ao Kuang IV 300g 30 20 4 20 - - - 800 60% 60% 5.3

Other[]

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Civilization Name God Age Source Cost FavorAOM TT Pop Hack attack Crush damage Pierce damage Range HP Hack armor Pierce armor Speed
Egyptians PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Serpent Anubis II PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Plague of Serpents - - - - 7 - - - 90 15% 20% 5.3
Egyptians PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Sea Snake Anubis II PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Plague of Serpents - - - - 8 - - - 90 5% 20% 5,3
Egyptians MinionIcon Minion Nephthys III AncestorsIcon Ancestors - - 60(lifespan) - 8.5 - - - 140 35% 40% 5.0
Egyptians Kebeniticon Lost Ship Nephthys III AncestorsIcon Ancestors - - 60(lifespan) - - - 5 12 130 25% 15% 6.0
Norse WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Tree III WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Woods - - - - 8 15 - - 240 30% 60% 3.5
Norse FimbulwinterIcon Fimbulwinter Wolf IV FimbulwinterIcon Fimbulwinter - - 35(lifespan) - 14 8 - - 180 20% 70% 6.6
Norse NidhoggIcon Nidhogg Hel IV NidhoggIcon Nidhogg - - - - 40 40 - 4 2500 50% 40% 4.0
DryadIcon Dryad HesperidesIcon Hesperides Tree
SpiderLairIcon Lair Spider SpiderLairIcon Spider Lair
CarnivoraIcon Carnivora CarnivoraIcon Carnivora
CarnivoraIcon Carnivora (Water) CarnivoraIcon Carnivora
ProOffspringIcon Promethean Offspring PrometheanIcon Promethean
TartarianSpawnIcon Tartarian Spawn TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate
EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon IV EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon
Baboon icon Ape of Set II
GazelleIcon Gazelle of Set III
Hyena icon Hyena of Set III
Giraffe icon Giraffe of Set III
Crocodile icon Crocodile of Set III
Rhinoceros icon Rhinoceros of Set IV
Hippo icon Hippo of Set IV

Myth units by civilization[]

All - Titan in the Titan Age, created through Titan Gate

GreekPortrait Greeks[]

Trained at the Temple / Dock

Age Land Land Land Air Water
ArchaicAge PegasusIcon Pegasus HippocampusIcon Hippocampus
ClassicalAge CentaurIcon Centaur MinotaurIcon Minotaur CyclopsIcon Cyclops
HeroicAge HydraIcon Hydra ManticoreIcon Manticore NemeanLionIcon Nemean Lion ScyllaIcon Scylla
MythicAge MedusaIcon Medusa ColossusIcon Colossus ChimeraIcon Chimera CarcinosIcon Carcinos

EgyptianPortrait Egyptians[]

Trained at the Temple / Dock

Age Land Land Land Air Water
ArchaicAge
ClassicalAge SphinxIcon Sphinx WadjetIcon Wadjet AnubiteIcon Anubite
HeroicAge PetsuchosIcon Petsuchos ScorpionManIcon Scorpion Man ScarabIcon Scarab RocIcon Roc LeviathanIcon Leviathan
MythicAge MummyIcon Mummy AvengerIcon Avenger PhoenixIcon Phoenix WarTurtleIcon War Turtle

Created by other myth unit

Spawned by god power

NorsePortrait Norse[]

Trained at the Temple / Dock

Age Land Land Land Air Water
ArchaicAge RavenIcon Raven
ClassicalAge ValkyrieIcon Valkyrie TrollIcon Troll EinherjarIcon Einherjar
HeroicAge FrostGiantIcon Frost Giant BattleBoarIcon Battle Boar MountainGiantIcon Mountain Giant Kraken-icon Kraken
MythicAge FireGiantIcon Fire Giant FenrisWolfBroodIcon Fenris Wolf Brood JormundElverIcon Jormund Elver

Spawned by god power

AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans[]

Trained at the Temple / Dock / Hesperides Tree

Age Land Land Land Air Water
ArchaicAge
ClassicalAge PrometheanIcon Promethean AutomatonIcon Automaton CaladriaIcon Caladria ServantIcon Servant
HeroicAge SatyrIcon Satyr BehemothIcon Behemoth DryadIcon Dryad StymphaliaBirdIcon Stymphalian Bird NereidIcon Nereid
MythicAge HekaGigantesIcon Heka Gigantes ArgusIcon Argus LampadesIcon Lampades ManOWarIcon Man O' War

Created by other myth unit

Spawned by god power

ChinesePortrait Chinese[]

Trained at the Temple / Dock

Age Land Land Land Air Water
ArchaicAge
ClassicalAge TerracottaWarriorIcon Terracotta Warrior MonkeyKingIcon Monkey King QilinIcon Qilin
HeroicAge PixiuIcon Pixiu JiangshiIcon Jiangshi WarSalamanderIcon War Salamander WarSalamanderIcon War Salamander
MythicAge AzureDragonIcon Azure Dragon WhiteTigerIcon White Tiger VermilionBirdIcon Vermilion Bird DragonTurtleIcon Dragon Turtle
AzureDragonIcon Azure Dragon

Spawned by god power

Trivia[]

  • The Atlanteans have access to the largest variety of myth units, with 16 different types.
    • The Chinese have access to the least, with only 12.
  • The Shade, Animals of Set, Lost Ship, Golden Lion, and Relic Monkey are not considered myth units by the game.
    • Animals of Set are somewhat similar to myth units, as heroes also have an attack bonus against them (though smaller). The animals themselves don't have a damage penalty against heroes nor a bonus against other myth units. Not being human soldiers either, they also are not affected by some special attacks from myth units and even some god powers, and are not affected by any Relics which only affect myth units.
  • Originally, myth units were called monsters, according to pre-release content.
  • Einherjars, Mummies (and their Minions) and Jiangshi are the only myth units that are humans in origin.
    • Given that the former two are still classified as Homo sapiens, they retain their own humanity despite being turned into myth units themselves upon their own death, making them unique among their kind.

Gallery[]

Myth units in Age of Mythology
GreekPortrait Greeks
ArchaicAge Archaic Age PegasusIcon Pegasus · HippocampusIcon Hippocampus
ClassicalAge Classical Age CentaurIcon Centaur · MinotaurIcon Minotaur · CyclopsIcon Cyclops
HeroicAge Heroic Age NemeanLionIcon Nemean Lion · HydraIcon Hydra · ScyllaIcon Scylla · ManticoreIcon Manticore
MythicAge Mythic Age ColossusIcon Colossus · MedusaIcon Medusa · CarcinosIcon Carcinos · ChimeraIcon Chimera
SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age TitanGreekIcon Titan
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians
ClassicalAge Classical Age AnubiteIcon Anubite · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Serpent · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Sea Snake · SphinxIcon Sphinx · WadjetIcon Wadjet
HeroicAge Heroic Age PetsuchosIcon Petsuchos · RocIcon Roc · ScarabIcon Scarab · LeviathanIcon Leviathan · ScorpionManIcon Scorpion Man · MinionIcon Minion
MythicAge Mythic Age PhoenixIcon Phoenix (PhoenixEgg Phoenix Egg· WarTurtleIcon War Turtle · AvengerIcon Avenger · MummyIcon Mummy
SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age TitanEgyptianIcon Titan
NorsePortrait Norse
ArchaicAge Archaic Age RavenIcon Raven
ClassicalAge Classical Age TrollIcon Troll · ValkyrieIcon Valkyrie · EinherjarIcon Einherjar
HeroicAge Heroic Age KrakenIcon Kraken · MountainGiantIcon Mountain Giant · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Tree · FrostGiantIcon Frost Giant · BattleBoarIcon Battle Boar
MythicAge Mythic Age JormundElverIcon Jormund Elver · FimbulwinterWolfIcon Fimbulwinter Wolf · FenrisWolfBroodIcon Fenris Wolf Brood · FireGiantIcon Fire Giant · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg
SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age TitanNorseIcon Titan
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans
ClassicalAge Classical Age AutomatonIcon Automaton · PrometheanIcon Promethean (ProOffspringIcon Offspring· CaladriaIcon Caladria · ServantIcon Servant · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora
HeroicAge Heroic Age NereidIcon Nereid · SatyrIcon Satyr · StymphaliaBirdIcon Stymphalian Bird · DryadIcon Dryad · BehemothIcon Behemoth
MythicAge Mythic Age HekaGigantesIcon Heka Gigantes · ManOWarIcon Man O' War · ArgusIcon Argus · LampadesIcon Lampades · TartarianSpawnIcon Tartarian Spawn
SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age TitanAtlanteanIcon Titan
ChinesePortrait Chinese
ClassicalAge Classical Age QilinIcon Qilin · MonkeyKingIcon Monkey King · TerracottaWarriorIcon Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge Heroic Age WarSalamanderIcon War Salamander · JiangshiIcon Jiangshi · PixiuIcon Pixiu
MythicAge Mythic Age AzureDragonIcon Azure Dragon · DragonTurtleIcon Dragon Turtle · VermilionBirdIcon Vermilion Bird · WhiteTigerIcon White Tiger · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon
SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age TitanChineseIcon Titan
Other
Campaign Special-c-azure-dragon-icon Ao Kuang · Titan Gaia Icon Gaia · Titan Kronos Icon Kronos · PolarBearIcon Polaris · Titan Prometheus Icon Prometheus · AnubiteIcon Theris*
Cheat Bella icon Bella · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Berry Bush
Scenario Editor-exclusive AoM Vulture Icon Harpy · FenrisWolfBroodIcon Ornlu · MountainGiantIcon Santa · AoM Vulture Icon Vulture
Cut ApepIcon Apep · MinotaurIcon Golem · Griffon Icon Griffon · CyclopsIcon Trollkarien
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