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This article is about the unit in the PC game. For the unit in the handheld video game, see Nemean Lion (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

The Nemean Lion is a Greek Heroic Age myth unit available if worshipping Aphrodite.

Special Attack[]

Roar: unleashes a deafening roar that causes 30 hack damage (×2.33 vs Myth Units) to nearby units. Recharge time: 20 seconds.

Attack bonuses[]



  • RoarOfOrthus.png Roar of Orthus (Aphrodite): reduces hack vulnerability by 20% and pierce vulnerability by 50%.
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Nemean Lions are quite powerful in combat, with a large attack and high amount of hit points. As such they can defeat human soldiers with ease, though like all myth units they are vulnerable to heroes. Also they have high pierce armor allowing them to shrug off archer fire and since they inflict crush damage can tackle buildings if necessary. Their special attack, coupled with their durability and damage means they need little micromanagement.


Scientific name -- Leo biaxomus
Size -- 6000 lbs.
Diet -- carnivore

A large and ferocious lion that lived on the plains of Nemea, it terrorized the area and could not be killed by normal men, who ran in fear from its mighty roar. The first labor of Heracles was to kill the Nemean Lion. When Heracles discovered his arrows and other weapons had no effect on the beast, the hero closed with it and used his incredible strength to strangle it. He skinned the beast and returned with its skin as a cloak. Heracles was thereafter depicted wearing the cloak of the Nemean Lion.


Myth units
Culture Age Units
Greeks ArchaicAge.png Pegasus  · Hippocampus
ClassicalAge.png Centaur  · Minotaur  · Cyclops
HeroicAge.png Nemean Lion  · Hydra  · Scylla  · Manticore
MythicAge.png Colossus  · Medusa  · Carcinos  · Chimera
Egyptians ClassicalAge.png Anubite  · Serpent / Sea Snake  · Sphinx  · Wadjet
HeroicAge.png Petsuchos  · Roc  · Scarab  · Leviathan  · Scorpion Man  · Minion
MythicAge.png Phoenix  · War Turtle  · Avenger  · Mummy
Norse ArchaicAge.png Raven
ClassicalAge.png Troll  · Valkyrie  · Einherjar
HeroicAge.png Kraken  · Mountain Giant  · Walking Tree  · Frost Giant  · Battle Boar
MythicAge.png Jormund Elver  · Fimbulwinter Wolf  · Fenris Wolf Brood  · Fire Giant  · Nidhogg
Atlanteans ClassicalAge.png Automaton  · Promethean (Offspring)  · Caladria  · Servant  · Carnivora
HeroicAge.png Nereid  · Satyr  · Stymphalian Bird  · Dryad  · Behemoth
MythicAge.png Heka Gigantes  · Man O' War  · Argus  · Lampades  · Tartarian Spawn
Chinese ClassicalAge.png Qilin  · Monkey King  · Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge.png War Salamander  · Jiangshi  · Pixiu
MythicAge.png Azure Dragon  · Dragon Turtle  · Vermilion Bird  · White Tiger  · Earth Dragon
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