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You have advanced to the Heroic Age through the Fertility of Rheia.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Rheia is an Atlantean Heroic Age minor god in Age of Mythology. She is available to worshipers of Gaia and Kronos.


God Power[]

  • TraitorIcon.png Traitor: Converts a single enemy unit (2 uses).


Myth Unit[]

  • BehemothIcon.png Behemoth: Living siege weapon that slowly regenerates itself.


Rheia’s benefits revolve around Favor and thus provides the player with economic and offensive bonuses. Mail of Orichalkos helps offset the Turma and Arcus' low hack armor and make them more durable against melee enemies. Horns of Consecration increases favor generation, reducing the time it takes for players to gain sufficient amount of favor for different purposes. This is especially useful as the Atlanteans have a hard time to generate more favor without spending additional resources on building Town Centers. Rheia's Gift makes technologies, including Mail of Orichalkos, cheaper as they can be researched using less favor which in turn can be used for the training of Myth Units and Heroes. Her Myth Unit, the Behemoth, is a living regenerating siege unit and closest that Atlantean players will have to a true Heroic Age siege weapon. It is ideal for use against enemies with heavily fortified bases and a reliable alternative to Destroyers. Kronos players especially benefit from worshiping Rheia as their Behemoths will already be cheaper and will be even easier to mass-produce with the increased favor generation. The Traitor God Power can be saved to convert powerful Myth Units or Siege Weapons to the player’s cause and speed up the steamrolling of enemy fortifications.


Rheia was a Titan married to her brother Kronos, by whom she gave birth to Zeus and his sibling gods. By rescuing Zeus from her husband, she set in motion the dethroning of Kronos and the ascendance of Zeus to Olympus. In Asia Minor she was known as an Earth Goddess and worshipped with orgiastic rites. Her name means “flow,” apparently in reference to female menstruation, and “ease,” perhaps in reference to easy childbirth. Following the rise of her son Zeus to status as king of the gods, she disputed her portion of the world and ended up retreating to the mountains where she surrounded herself with wild creatures. She is usually associated with lions or with a chariot pulled by lions.
—In-game history section
Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
Culture ArchaicAge.png Archaic Age ClassicalAge.png Classical Age HeroicAge.png Heroic Age MythicAge.png Mythic Age
Greek ZeusIcon.png Zeus
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
Egyptian RaIcon.png Ra
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
Norse ThorIcon.png Thor
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
Atlantean KronosIcon.png Kronos
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
Chinese FuXiIcon.png Fu Xi
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
XiWangmuIcon.png Xi Wangmu
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