Age of Empires Series Wiki

Setna is an Egyptian high Priest in Age of Mythology. He helps Arkantos and Amanra resurrect the god Osiris.

While he can attack and does decent damage to myth units, he is more useful for his ability to heal.


Setna's first appearance in the campaign is in the scenario Isis, Hear My Plea where we was captured by Kemsyt along with Arkantos, Chiron, Ajax and other units. He is playable in the next scenario, Let's Go, where the heroes escape from Gargarensis's prison. His next appearance in the game is in Good Advice. In the first part it is outside of the level and can only be reached by cheats. Otherwise he can only be seen in the scenarios's beginning and ending cutscenes. His very last appearance is in Where They Belong where he appears in a cutscene.


Many tales are told in Egypt of Setna, the son of Ramses the Great, who is the wisest of all scribes. Tales are also told of his son Se-Osiris - 'The Gift of Osiris' - the wonderful child who, at the age of 12, was the greatest magician Egypt had ever known.


  • Originally Setna was going to be a generic hero for the Egyptians, and wielded a sword instead of using his staff. During later development of Age of Mythology, Setna's appearence was altered due to his priesthood.
  • While called Setna, his actual name was Khaemweset meaning "He who appears/appeared in Thebes"