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You have advanced to the Heroic Age through the Rituals of Nephthys.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Nephthys is an Egyptian Heroic Age minor god in Age of Mythology. She is available to worshipers of Isis and Set.


God power[]

  • AncestorsIcon Ancestors: Summons an army of undead Minions for a limited time to assist in attack or defense.


  • FuneralRites Funeral Rites: Priests and Pharaohs do increased damage to myth units
  • SpiritOfMaat Spirit of Ma'at: Priests and Pharaohs heal twice as fast, priests are 20% cheaper.
  • City of the Dead City of the Dead: Pharaohs gain 30% HP, 20% attack, and respawn faster when killed.

Myth units[]

  • LeviathanIcon Leviathan: Living naval transport with a huge amount of hit points.
  • ScorpionManIcon Scorpion Man: Fast melee unit that can poison nearby units.

Technology tree[]

God power
Scorpion Man
Funeral Rites
Spirit of Ma'at
City of the Dead
City of the Dead
Town Center


Nephthys improves Egyptian heroes, making her a good choice against an enemy that is mass-producing myth units. She improves the attack of both Priests and Pharaohs, making them devastating to Myth Units. Priests are also made cheaper, and the Pharaoh is improved all round. The units also have their healing abilities greatly improved, making armies heal quicker so they can attack again sooner. The Leviathan is unique as it is a myth unit naval transport. The Scorpion Man is an effective brawler myth unit that can poison human soldiers, dealing additional damage over time.

Note that if Isis players choose to follow Nephthys and then Osiris, City of the Dead does give the Son of Osiris a significant hit point boost.


Her name means "lady of the castle." She was another daughter of Geb and Nut, and the wife of the evil Set. Denied a child by Set, she tricked Osiris into fathering a son, Anubis. She was associated with funerary rites, one of the key rituals in ancient Egyptian life. She normally appears as a woman with mummy wrappings for hair.

"Nephthys saith unto the Osiris Ani, whose word is truth:- I go round about thee to protect thee, O brother Osiris. I have come to be a protector unto thee. My strength shall be near thee, my strength shall be near thee, for ever. Ra hath heard thy cry, and the gods have made thy word to be truth. Thou art raised up. Thy word is truth in respect of what hath been done unto thee. Ptah hath overthrown thy foes, and thou art Horus, the son of Hathor."

-- the Papyrus of Ani
—In-game help section


Gods in Age of Mythology
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