This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Poseidon (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
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Poseidon is a Greek Archaic Age major god.


God Power Edit

  • LureIcon Lure: Places a stone that draws animals towards the targeted location for Villagers to hunt.

Technology Edit

Unique Units Edit

  • HippocampusIcon Hippocampus: Naval myth unit scout that has no attack. If killed, a new one appears after 60 seconds at the player's oldest Dock.
  • HetairoiIcon Hetairoi: Cavalry with a large attack bonus against buildings.
  • MilitiaIcon Militia: Weak infantry unit that appears when a Poseidon worshipper's building is destroyed.

Heroes Edit

Bonuses Edit

  • Cavalry units cost 10% less.
  • Stables cost 15% less.
  • Market use costs only 10%.
  • When Poseidon's buildings are destroyed, Militias emerge from the rubble. Militias are weak melee units, but the more expensive the structure, the more Militias are created.
  • Gains a Hippocampus at the Dock if the player also has a Temple. The Hippocampus has no attack, but is a good scout, and will respawn at a dock if killed.


"The third son of Kronos and the brother of Zeus and Hades, he drew the seas as his domain to rule. He was known also as the god earthquakes and the god of horses. The symbols most often associated with Poseidon were the trident and dolphin. Sailors relied upon him for favorable winds and safe voyages, but he was moody. Despite sacrifices including drowned horses, he could cause storms, bad winds, and earthquakes at a whim. Like Zeus, he projected his power and masculinity on women, fathering many children.

In a famous contest between himself and Athena to decide which of the two would be the patron god of Athens, he threw a spear into the ground to create the Spring of the Acropolis. Athena surpassed him, however, by creating the olive tree. He often used water and earthquakes to exact revenge, but could be cooperative as well. He greatly aided the Greeks in the Trojan War, but took years of revenge on Odysseus, who had harmed one of Poseidon's Cyclops offspring, Polyphemus.

Trivia Edit

  • According to the Age of Mythology handbook, Poseidon originally had an additional bonus that increased the movement speed of fishing ships and caravans.

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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