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This article is about the technology in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. For the technology in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, see Stirrups.

Stirrup is a Chinese myth technology in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon that is available to worshipers of Chongli and can be researched at the Stable. Once researched, it increases the hit points of all cavalry units by +25%.


The stirrup is a small ring or platform, usually metal, suspended from either side of the saddle of a horse. It allows the rider to plant his feet while riding in the saddle. Stirrups in China can be dated reliably in sculpture to the Jin dynasty, ca. 320 AD, and were certainly widespread by the next century. The stirrup allows riders a stable platform from which to use weapons such as swords and maces, particularly against foes on the ground such as infantry. The ability to stand in the saddle allows for greater freedom of movement while wielding these weapons, and greatly increases the efficacy of shock-cavalry tactics.


Chinese myth technologies in Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
FuXiPortrait Fu XiDomesticationAOM Domestication
NuWaPortrait Nü WaAcupuncture Acupuncture
ShennongPortrait ShennongWheelbarrowAOM Wheelbarrow
ClassicalAge Classical Age
HuangDiIcon Huang DiOracleBoneScript Oracle Bone Script · FiveGrains Five Grains · StoneArmor Stone Armor
SunWukongIcon Sun WukongGoldenBandedStaff Golden-banded Staff · PillarOfTheOcean Pillar of the Ocean · PaperTalisman Paper Talisman
ChangEIcon Chang'eElixirOfImmortality Elixir of Immortality · HouyisBow Houyi's Bow · JadeRabbit Jade Rabbit
HeroicAge Heroic Age
DaboGongIcon Dabo GongHouseAltars House Altars · Burials Burials · LandlordSpirit Landlord Spirit
ZhongKuiIcon Zhong KuiDemonSlayer Demon Slayer · LifeDrain Life Drain · UnbridledAnger Unbridled Anger
HeBoIcon He BoLordOfTheRiver Lord of the River · RammedEarth Rammed Earth · Sacrifices Sacrifices
MythicAge Mythic Age
ChongliIcon ChongliHeavenlyFire Heavenly Fire · Stirrup Stirrup · AncientDestroyer Ancient Destroyer
AoKuangIcon Ao KuangDragonScales Dragon Scales · EastSea East Sea · NezhasDefeat Nezha's Defeat
XiWangmuIcon Xi WangmuGoldenPeaches Golden Peaches · CelestialPalace Celestial Palace · TigerSpirit Tiger Spirit