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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Thor (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
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Thor is a Norse major god in Age of Mythology who focuses on Dwarves.


God power[]

  • DwarvenMineIcon Dwarven Mine: Creates a Gold Mine wherever the player wants it to be placed. The Gold Mine holds more gold if cast in later Ages. Any civilization can mine from it, but the one that cast it gathers gold from it faster.


  • PigSticker Pig Sticker: Villagers have +5 attack against animals and gather food from hunting 10% faster.

Unique building[]



  • Starts with two Dwarves instead of two Gatherers.
  • Dwarves cost 10 less gold, gather food at the same rate as regular Villagers and gather wood only slightly slower; regular Dwarves gather food and wood 20% slower.
  • Builds Dwarven Foundry instead of Armory. Dwarven Foundry is available in the first Age; it has no Age restriction on technology research and enables three additional technologies.
  • Dwarven Foundry (Armory replacement) technologies are cheaper.

Minor gods[]

Classical Age
Heroic Age
Mythic Age
  • BaldrIcon Baldr - Siege and cavalry
  • TyrIcon Tyr - Infantry


The thunder god, Thor was the son of Odin and Fjorgyn, the goddess of earth. He was large for a god, immensely strong, and a big eater (a cow could be a single meal). He loved contests of strength and was the main champion of the gods against their enemies, the frost giants. Farmers who appreciated his simple honesty and revulsion of evil worshiped him, rather than Odin, who was more attractive to those with the raiding spirit. Thor's weapon was a magic war hammer (bolts of lightning) with a huge head and short handle that never missed its target. He wore magic iron gauntlets to handle the white-hot hammer shaft and a belt that doubled his strength.

Thor enjoyed the company of Loki despite the trickster's penchant for getting them both in trouble. The tales of their adventures are some of the richest in Norse mythology. In the Norse pantheon, Thor was the destroyer of evil. At Ragnarok, Thor was aligned against his friend Loki who had gone over to the side of the evil frost giants. Thor was destined to kill the grim serpent Jormungand, spawn of Loki, but die in the struggle. Anglo-Saxons gave Thor's name to the fifth day of their week, Thursday.
—In-game section

Technology tree[]

God power
Dwarven Mine
Ox cart
Ox Cart
Pig Sticker
Dwarven Foundry
Hammer of the Gods
Meteoric Iron Mail
Dragonscale Shields


  • According to the Age of Mythology guide book, Thor was originally going to have an additional bonus that enabled cavalry to produce gold when attacking buildings.
  • In Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, the unlockable hero skin for the Community Event Challenge of March 2024 was Thor, replacing the Swedish Explorer. The custom Thor Explorer looks like the major god as portrayed in Age of Mythology, uses a large hammer in melee range, and reuses voice lines from Age of Mythology Norse, like Hersirs, with lower pitch.


Gods in Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
ClassicalAge Classical Age
HeroicAge Heroic Age
MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks ZeusPortrait Zeus
HadesPortrait Hades
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena

HermesIcon Hermes

AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo

DionysusIcon Dionysus

AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera

HephaestusIcon Hephaestus

ArtemisIcon Artemis
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians RaPortrait Ra
IsisPortrait Isis
SetPortrait Set
BastIcon Bast

PtahIcon Ptah

AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor

SekhmetIcon Sekhmet

NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris

HorusIcon Horus

ThothIcon Thoth
NorsePortrait Norse ThorPortrait Thor
OdinPortrait Odin
LokiPortrait Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja

HeimdallIcon Heimdall

ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi

BragiIcon Bragi

NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr

TyrIcon Tyr

HelIcon Hel
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans KronosPortrait Kronos
OranosPortrait Oranos
GaiaPortrait Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus

LetoIcon Leto

OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion

RheiaIcon Rheia

TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios

AtlasIcon Atlas

HekateIcon Hekate
ChinesePortrait Chinese FuXiPortrait Fu Xi
NuWaPortrait Nü Wa
ShennongPortrait Shennong
HuangDiIcon Huang Di

SunWukongIcon Sun Wukong

ChangEIcon Chang'e
DaboGongIcon Dabo Gong

ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui

HeBoIcon He Bo
ChongliIcon Chongli

AoKuangIcon Ao Kuang

XiWangmuIcon Xi Wangmu
Major gods have circular icons