This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Osiris (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
"You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Authority of Osiris."
Age up text in Age of Mythology

Osiris is a Mythic Age Egyptian minor god. He is available to Isis and Ra. For Osiris as a godlike hero unit, see hero unit below.

Attributes Edit

God power Edit

  • SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris: Turns the Pharaoh into a powerful, lightning-wielding demigod.

Technologies Edit

  • DesertWind Desert Wind: Increases Camelry attack, speed, and HP by 20%.
  • NewKingdom New Kingdom: Grants an additional Pharaoh.
  • FuneralBarge Funeral Barge: Kebenits do twice as much damage to other arrow ships.
  • AtefCrown Atef Crown: Mummies gain 20% HP, 40% attack, and their Minions live twice as long.

Myth unit Edit

  • MummyIcon Mummy: A ranged myth unit that can kill enemy soldiers and raise them as undead Minions.

Strategy Edit

Osiris' bonuses are offensive and diverse. He improves several aspects of Camelry, turning them into all-round cavalry with an impressive speed of 7.2. He also improves Kebenits, probably giving a player the edge in naval battles. His God Power, Son of Osiris, transforms the Pharaoh into an incredibly powerful hero. He also allows for the creation of another Pharaoh. This allows the normal Pharaoh to stay at the base empowering buildings, while the Son of Osiris can wreak havoc on the battlefield. Alternatively, the player can have two Pharaohs empowering, a useful bonus for Isis players. (In older versions of the game, the Son of Osiris god power causes a glitch when New Kingdom is researched, allowing another Pharaoh to spawn, giving three Pharaohs – 1 Son of Osiris and 2 regular Pharaohs.)

Mythology Edit

"Inheriting the rule of Egypt when his father abdicated, the god Osiris taught his subjects how to make tools, cultivate crops, brew beer, and make music. He brought civilization to the Nile Valley by instituting laws and founding religion. He incurred the jealousy of his brother Set, however, who had him trapped and exiled, then murdered and cut into pieces. Osiris’ wife Isis was able to reassemble most of his body, however, and resurrect him. Forgoing the opportunity to rule Egypt once again, he chose instead to go west following the sun and rule the land of the dead. In preparation for his journey and new life, Isis embalmed him. Thereafter, the dead came to Osiris to be judged for admission to the underworld where their souls could reside safely forever. The heart of each petitioner was weighed against the feather of truth. The final judgment could be influenced by magic or by temple offerings. The promise of eternal life was a powerful lure, and Osiris drew many followers. Osiris is usually portrayed wrapped in embalming linens."
In-game history section

Hero unit Edit

"I have come upon the Earth and with my two feet taken possession!"
Osiris' first words after being reborn.

In the Where They Belong scenario of the Fall of the Trident campaign, Osiris appears as a non-controllable god in a cutscene. Osiris also appears in the scenario editor as a special god-strength hero unit, far more powerful than any other unit.

Unlike the greater Titans such as Gaia and Kronos, Osiris has fewer hit points and cannot regenerate them. However, Osiris makes up for this by having the highest amount of armor in all categories as well as the highest attack of any unit in the game (discounting buildings, as the Tower of Odin has far superior defenses).

Osiris can unleash mighty chain lightning attacks able to hit up to 4 enemy units at a distance. This makes Osiris the strongest unit in the entire game. He can easily defeat Titans such as Prometheus even when outnumbered, and more than 200 Ballistae are required to defeat him (for comparison, 100 Ballistae can easily defeat Kronos).

Upgrades Edit

Trivia Edit


Old portrait of Osiris

  • Originally, Osiris used a different portrait. In the final portrait, he is given green skin, common to his appearances in Egyptian art.
    • Osiris' newer portrait uses Greek-style borders instead of Egyptian-style borders. This is likely an oversight.
  • Osiris' words upon his appearance in the campaign ("I have come upon the Earth and with my two feet taken possession!") are a quote from the Book of the Dead, where it is attributed to the god Tmu.
  • Instead of moving his feet, Osiris levitates in a tiptoe posture as a form of transportation.

Gallery Edit

Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
Culture ArchaicAge Archaic Age ClassicalAge Classical Age HeroicAge Heroic Age MythicAge Mythic Age
Greek ZeusIcon Zeus
HadesIcon Hades
PoseidonIcon Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena
HermesIcon Hermes
AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo
DionysusIcon Dionysus
AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera
HephaestusIcon Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon Artemis
Egyptian RaIcon Ra
IsisIcon Isis
SetIcon Set
BastIcon Bast
PtahIcon Ptah
AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor
SekhmetIcon Sekhmet
NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris
HorusIcon Horus
ThothIcon Thoth
Norse ThorIcon Thor
OdinIcon Odin
LokiIcon Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja
HeimdallIcon Heimdall
ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi
BragiIcon Bragi
NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr
TyrIcon Tyr
HelIcon Hel
Atlantean KronosIcon Kronos
OranosIcon Oranos
GaiaIcon Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus
LetoIcon Leto
OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion
RheiaIcon Rheia
TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios
AtlasIcon Atlas
HekateIcon Hekate
Chinese FuXiIcon Fu Xi
NuWaIcon Nü Wa
ShennongIcon 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
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