You have advanced to the Heroic Age in the Arms of Theia.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Theia is a Heroic Age minor god for the Atlanteans in Age of Mythology. She is available to worshipers of Oranos and Gaia.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

God Power[edit | edit source]

  • HesperidesIcon.png Hesperides: Spawns a large tree which can create up to 5 Dryads. The tree can be captured by other players. (2 uses)

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Myth Unit[edit | edit source]

  • StymphaliaBirdIcon.png Stymphalian Bird: Airborne unit that is nearly impregnable to standard attacks, and can rain arrows upon its enemies with bonus damage against myth units.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Theia's provides mostly offensive benefits. Her technologies considerably improve Contarius and their Hero counterparts, who have otherwise below average stats. Poseidon’s Secret allows them to better outmaneuver enemies and grants them the highest attack stat of any human unit in the game, thus making them more reliable. Lance of Stone transforms Contarius Heroes into fast moving alternatives to Destroyers, capable of tearing down constructs and then quickly make their escape. Lemurian Descendants not only increases the poor LOS of the Contarius, but that of every other human unit, improving raids and the ability to detect approaching enemies sooner. To further aid raiding, Theia grants the flying Stymphalian Bird. Although slow, they can only be hit by ranged attacks and in turn can deal serious damage with their multiple projectiles. But Theia’s most valuable asset is arguably her defensive bonus, the God Power Hesperides. Not only can it produce up to five Dryads to supplement the player’s army without taking up more population, it also blocks the opponent’s God Powers in a similar way to Isis' Monuments. As it can be used twice, the trees can shield the player’s most valuable territories from serious damage. Overall, Theia is a very powerful Goddess if her benefits are used well. If the player chose Oranos and then worshipping Theia, their Contarius and Turma move 20% faster, and Contarius heroes' hack damage is increased by 30% if Poseidon's Secret and Lance of Stone are researched.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

A Titan, Theia was married to her brother Hyperion, by whom she gave birth to three gods: Helios (the sun), Eos (the dawn), and Selene (the moon). She was the goddess of sight. Since the ancient Greeks believed that sight was a beam emitted by the eyes in a manner similar to the sun’s rays or the moon’s rays, she was thought to endow gold, silver, and gems with their luster and beauty. Her children were all associated with light.

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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