You have advanced to the Classical Age through the Influence of Prometheus.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Prometheus is an Atlantean Classical Age minor god in Age of Mythology: The Titans. He is available to worshippers of Kronos and Oranos.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

God Power[edit | edit source]

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Myth Unit[edit | edit source]

  • PrometheanIcon.png Promethean: Men of clay that divide into two when killed.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Prometheus is a minor god who helps the player to create more heroes, and is therefore a good choice of minor god for players whose enemies are focusing on myth units. His Heart of the Titans technology reduces the amount of food, wood and gold needed to transform units into heroes by 20%. Furthermore, his God Power, Valor, turns a small number of human units into Heroes instantly. Creating heroes is expensive, and these two benefits greatly reduce the amount of resources needed. Prometheus' Myth Unit is the Promethean, a man made of clay that is cheap, has a fair crush attack, and divides in two when killed.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

The son of the Titan Lapetus, Prometheus was born a mortal. He shaped humankind out of water and clay (and Athena breathed life into the form). After siding with Zeus against the Titans, he tricked the king of the gods into taking animal bones as sacrifices, leaving the good meat for humans. In spite, Zeus removed fire from the world, bringing great suffering to all. To relieve the people he had created, Prometheus stole fire from the Sun and gave it back to the world. In retaliation, a furious Zeus sentenced Prometheus to be chained to a rock for 30,000 years, while an eagle daily tore out his liver (which grew back each night). By giving warning to Zeus of a prophecy of his downfall, he won a reprieve and was allowed to trade his mortality to Chiron (doomed to an eternity of agony) and thereafter joined the immortals on Olympus.

Campaign[edit | edit source]

In The New Atlantis Campaign, Prometheus appears as a Titan unit and is a secondary antagonist. He escapes Tartarus after Kastor inadvertently weakens the Olympian gods. Prometheus proceeds to wreak havoc across the city of Sikyos and would have killed Kastor as well if Ajax and Amanra hadn't intervened. After defeating a couple of lesser Titans, Kastor returns and weakens Prometheus by rebuilding settlements which causes Gaia's lush to spread out. This lowers his hitpoints and removes his regeneration ability allowing him to be killed.

Excluding Osiris, Prometheus is the strongest unit in the single-player campaign and in the whole game. He has 50,000 hitpoints and regenerates 500 HP/second, making it nearly impossible to severely damage him.

Special Attack[edit | edit source]

Fire balls: throws 4 fire balls dealing 25 hack damage and 20 crush damage each. Fire balls which missed their target turn into Prometheans. Cannot target air units. Recharge time: 15 seconds.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Specific[edit | edit source]

  • Alluvial Clay.png Alluvial Clay (Prometheus): increases hit points of summoned Prometheans by 30%

General[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The special attack of regular Frost Giants works on Prometheus and freezes him in place.
    • Due to this oversight, it is possible to defeat Prometheus legitimately: a single Frost Giant is enough to constantly freeze him and at least 30 Fire Giants, 50 upgraded Ballistae, or 25 Vermilion Birds have to attack him. It will take a while, but he'll eventually go down.
  • The in-game help section says that his father is named Lapetus. In the actual mythology, his father's name was Iapetus.
  • In the generally accepted Greek mythos, Prometheus was not actually sent to Tartarus. He assisted Zeus in the Titanomachy, and was accordingly allowed to remain free until he stole fire from the gods to give to the humans.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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HadesIcon.png Hades
PoseidonIcon.png Poseidon
AthenaIcon.png Athena
HermesIcon.png Hermes
AresIcon.png Ares
ApolloIcon.png Apollo
DionysusIcon.png Dionysus
AphroditeIcon.png Aphrodite
HeraIcon.png Hera
HephaestusIcon.png Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon.png Artemis
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IsisIcon.png Isis
SetIcon.png Set
BastIcon.png Bast
PtahIcon.png Ptah
AnubisIcon.png Anubis
HathorIcon.png Hathor
SekhmetIcon.png Sekhmet
NephthysIcon.png Nephthys
OsirisIcon.png Osiris
HorusIcon.png Horus
ThothIcon.png Thoth
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OdinIcon.png Odin
LokiIcon.png Loki
FreyjaIcon.png Freyja
HeimdallIcon.png Heimdall
ForsetiIcon.png Forseti
SkadiIcon.png Skadi
BragiIcon.png Bragi
NjordIcon.png Njord
BaldrIcon.png Baldr
TyrIcon.png Tyr
HelIcon.png Hel
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OranosIcon.png Oranos
GaiaIcon.png Gaia
PrometheusIcon.png Prometheus
LetoIcon.png Leto
OceanusIcon.png Oceanus
HyperionIcon.png Hyperion
RheiaIcon.png Rheia
TheiaIcon.png Theia
HeliosIcon.png Helios
AtlasIcon.png Atlas
HekateIcon.png Hekate
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NuWaIcon.png Nü Wa
ShennongIcon.png Shennong
HuangDiIcon.png Huang Di
SunWukongIcon.png Sun Wukong
ChangEIcon.png Chang'e
DaboGongIcon.png Dabo Gong
ZhongKuiIcon.png Zhong Kui
HeBoIcon.png He Bo
ChongliIcon.png Chongli
AoKuangIcon.png Ao Kuang
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