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This article is about the hero in the Age of Mythology. For the hero Age of Empires, see Odysseus (Age of Empires). For the hero in the Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Odysseus (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

"Your reputation proceeds you"
"As does yours"
Arkantos and Odysseus, meeting for the first time.

Odysseus is the Classical Age hero for Zeus, and is also a recurring character in the Fall of the Trident Campaign. This section is for the regular Odysseus, not for the campaign version. He is based on the famous character of the same name from the Greek literary epics the Iliad and the Odyssey.




Relic bonuses[]


Aom original icon Age of Mythology[]

  • Odysseus has 320 hit points.

AoM Extended icon Tale of the Dragon[]

  • Odysseus has 300 hit points.


Age -- 44
Homeland -- Ithaca
Occupation -- King and general

The ruler of the island of Ithaca, Odysseus was one of the most prominent Greek champions in the Trojan War. The stratagem of the Trojan Horse was his idea. Following the victory at Troy, he set out on his ten year journey home, chronicled for all time by Homer in the epic poem, The Odyssey. Along the way, Odysseus and his crew had to deal with many adventures and misfortunes, some of their own making and some thanks to intervention of the gods. By blinding the Cyclops Polyphemus, they incurred the wrath of Poseidon who troubled them for years. Thanks to help from Zeus and other gods, Odysseus arrived home alone to find his wife Penelope plagued by suitors. Disguised as a beggar he first determined that Penelope had been faithful, and then slew the men pursuing her and cleansed his palace. This triggered a final battle against the families of the men killed, but peace was restored by Athena.
—In-game history section

Campaign unit[]

Odysseus accompanies Arkantos in his battles in Troy, receives his help in Aeaea, and runs into him again in the Norselands. In the campaign's prologue, Troubled Sleep, Odysseus, along with Ajax, Chiron, Agamemnon, Amanra, witness Arkantos fighting his old enemy Theris in his dream. After Theris dies, Athena speaks, and Odysseus and the other accomplices and friends die and leave the dream.

Shortly after Arkantos reaches Troy and destroys the harbors with Agamemnon, Odysseus appears in the next scenario, and is fighting with him in Troy until he, Arkantos and Ajax use the Trojan Horse to sneak into Troy, signal the army, then take the city. Odysseus leaves on his famous 10-year journey home, while Arkantos stays on his quest.

Odysseus doesn't appear again until the end of the Egyptian campaign, in a scenario where Arkantos and Ajax, transformed into boars by Circe, go to a Temple of Zeus to change him, Ajax, and Odysseus' army into humans so they can destroy Circe's fortress and leave.

Odysseus stays absent from the campaign until the end of the Norse campaign, where after Arkantos reforges the Hammer of Thor, there is an explosion, then Odysseus runs into Arkantos' army. Soon they leave with what they think is the head of Gargarensis, Arkantos' new enemy (but it is actually Kemsyt's). Soon, Odysseus sees from a ship Arkantos fighting Gargarensis at Poseidon's temple in Atlantis. After Gargarensis is killed, Arkantos passes out on the beach, then Athena makes him immortal for his work. Odysseus and the other friends believe him to be dead and leave.


In the campaign, Odysseus can regenerate after falling in battle.


  • There is a slight irony between the two variants of Odysseus. The campaign Odysseus has the message "A hero has fallen" when he falls, but does not have the Hero Soul, while the Greek Odysseus is the other way around.



Heroes obtainable in random maps in Age of Mythology
God ArchaicAge Archaic Age ClassicalAge Classical Age HeroicAge Heroic Age MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks
All PhysicianIcon Hippocrates
ZeusPortrait Zeus JasonIcon Jason OdysseusIcon Odysseus HeraclesIcon Heracles BellephoronIcon Bellerophon
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon TheseusIcon Theseus HippolytaIcon Hippolyta AtalantaIcon Atalanta PolyphemusIcon Polyphemus
TheArgoIcon The Argo
HadesPortrait Hades AjaxIcon Ajax ChironIcon Chiron AchillesIcon Achilles PerseusIcon Perseus
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians
All Pharaoh Icon Pharaoh
AoM Priest Icon Priest
OsirisIcon Osiris SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris
Pharaoh Icon Pharaoh (second)
NorsePortrait Norse
All Hersiricon Hersir AoMR Godi icon Godi
BaldrIcon Baldr Hero of Ragnarok Icon Hero of Ragnarok
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans
All Citizen Hero Icon Citizen (Hero) Murmillo Hero Icon Murmillo (Hero) Arcus Hero Icon Arcus (Hero) Fanatic Hero Icon Fanatic (Hero)
Katapeltes Hero Icon Katapeltes (Hero) Contarius Hero Icon Contarius (Hero)
Oracle Hero Icon Oracle (Hero)
Turma Hero Icon Turma (Hero) Destroyer Hero Icon Destroyer (Hero)
ChinesePortrait Chinese
All AoM Monk Icon Monk
FuXiPortrait Fu Xi Immortal Icon Immortal (8)
Others Immortal Icon Immortal (2) Immortal Icon Immortal (2) Immortal Icon Immortal (2) Immortal Icon Immortal (2)
Campaign-exclusive elements in Age of Mythology
Aom original icon Age of Mythology
ProtagonistsAgamemnon Icon Agamemnon · AjaxIcon Ajax · Amanra Icon Amanra · Arkantos Icon Arkantos · Arkantos Icon Arkantos (uber) · Boar icon Boar (Ajax) · Boar icon Boar (Arkantos) · Brokk Icon Brokk · ChironIcon Chiron · Eitri Icon Eitri · OdysseusIcon Odysseus · Reginleif icon Reginleif · Setna icon Setna
AntagonistsCirce icon Circe · Gargarensis Icon Gargarensis · Kamos Icon Kamos · Kemsyt Icon Kemsyt · Living Statue Living Poseidon Statue · Skult icon Skult · AnubiteIcon Theris
Supporting charactersAthenaIcon Athena · Greta Forkbeard Icon Greta Forkbeard · GuardianIcon Guardian · Young Kastor Icon Kastor · Niordsir · AoM Villager Greek Icon Old Man · OsirisIcon Osiris · Krios icon Theocrat · Zethos
Other unitsStonewall icon Boulder · Kebeniticon Charon Ferry · Flag Bearer Icon Folstag Flag Bearer · Osiris Box Icon Osiris Piece Cart · Longboaticon Pirate Ship · PolarBearIcon Polaris · AoM Villager Greek Icon Prisoner · ShadeIcon Shade · Triremeicon Shipwreck · Statue of Lightning Icon Statue of Lightning · SwordBearersIcon Sword Bearers · Thor's Hammer icon Thor's Hammer Haft · Thor's Hammer icon Thor's Hammer Head · Trojan Horse Icon Trojan Horse
BuildingsStonewall icon Boulder Rolling Dead · Stonewall icon Boulder Wall · Dig Pile icon AoM Dig Pile · ArmoryIcon Dwarven Forge · ExcavationIcon Excavation · Wall of Troy Icon Gate of Troy · GiantgateramIcon Giant Gate Ram · Hades Gate Hades Gate · Fence Icon Iron Fence · Fence Icon Jail Wall · DockAOMIcon Naval Shipyard · Osiris Pyramid Icon Osiris Pyramid · GreekShrineIcon Shrine · GuardianIcon Sleeping Guardian · Fence Icon Stone Fence · TempleAOMIcon Temple of the Gods · Tent Icon Tent · UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage · Stonewall icon Wall of Atlantis · Wall of Troy Icon Wall of Troy · UnderWorldPassageIcon Well of Urd · Fence Icon Wooden Fence
TechnologiesHammerOfTheGods Giant-slaying Blades · MeteoricIronMail Osmium Mail · DragonscaleShields Asbestos Shields
Embellishment objectsStatue Columns Icon AoM Columns · Flag icon AoM Flag · Fountain AoM Icon Fountain · Statue Lion Icon Lion Statue · Statue of Lightning Icon Major God Statue · Market icon AOM Market Stall · Statue Obelisk Icon AoM Obelisk · Osiris Box Icon Osiris Piece Box · Statue Pharaoh Icon Pharaoh Statue · Statue Columns Icon AoM Ruins · Sign icon AoM Sign · Living Statue Statue of Poseidon · Tamarisk Tree Icon Tamarisk Tree · Taproot Icon Taproot · Torch icon AoM Torch · AoM Trident icon Trident
God powersBlessingofZeus Blessing of Zeus
AoM The Titans icon The Titans
ProtagonistsAjaxIcon Ajax · FolstagIcon King Folstag · Titan Gaia Icon Gaia · Adult Kastor Icon Kastor · Amanra Icon Queen Amanra · SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris
AntagonistsMelagius icon General Melagius · Titan Kronos Icon Kronos · Titan Prometheus Icon Prometheus · Kronny Icon Servant of Kronos
Supporting charactersArkantos Icon Arkantos (god) · Atlantean Commander · Krios icon Krios · Zeno
Other unitsAutomaton icon Automaton (SPC) · Adult Kastor Icon Kastor (with Staff)
BuildingsAutomaton icon Automaton Statue · Gaia Pool icon AoM Gaia Pool · TempleAOMIcon Overgrown Temple · Statue of Melagius icon Statue of Melagius · TempleAOMIcon Temple of Kronos · AomWonderIcon Tower of Odin
Embellishment objectsStatue Chimera Icon Chimera statue · Statue Cyclops Icon Cyclops statue · Hades Gate Earth · Statue Hydra Icon Hydra statue · Statue Manticore Icon Manticore statue · Statue Nemean Lion Icon Nemean Lion statue · Summoning Tree icon AoM Summoning Tree · Statue Valkyrie Icon Valkyrie statue
God powersDeconstructionWonderIcon Deconstruction Wonder · Seedofgaia Seed of Gaia
AoM Extended icon Tale of the Dragon
ProtagonistsJiao-Long Icon Jiao-Long · Shun Icon Shun · Zhi Icon Zhi
AntagonistsDanzhu Icon Danzhu · Yama
Supporting charactersSpecial-c-azure-dragon-icon Ao Kuang · Special-c-earth-dragon-icon Dilong · Krios icon Emperor Yao · TitanChineseIcon Pangu · Special-c-vermilion-bird-icon Vermilion Bird
Other unitsGriffon Icon Griffon · Immortal Icon Servant Chinese
BuildingsExcavationIcon Dam · Tent Icon Roc Tent
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Cinematic hero g icon Misenus · Mnevis
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