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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Thoth (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Secrets of Thoth.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Thoth is an ibis-headed Egyptian Mythic Age minor god in Age of Mythology. He is available to worshipers of Set and Isis.


God power[]

  • MeteorIcon Meteor: Rains down meteors in target area, doing massive damage to buildings and moderate damage to units.


Myth units[]

  • PhoenixIcon Phoenix: A flying fiery bird that does splash damage. Turns into an egg when killed and can be reborn
  • WarTurtleIcon War Turtle: A naval Myth Unit that can throw enemy ships out of the water.

Technology tree[]

God power
War Turtle
Migdol Stronghold
Valley of the Kings
Tusks of Apedemak
Tusks of Apedemak
Town Center
Book of Thoth


Thoth's bonuses are mostly offensive, though one is economic. First, he boosts the attack and hit points of War Elephants, making them yet more durable and dangerous. Next, Migdol Stronghold units get trained far more quickly – the improved War Elephant emerges in 5 seconds, and Camelry and Chariot Archers almost instantly. He also grants two Myth units – the Phoenix, which is dangerous to both units and buildings, and can be reborn, and the War Turtle, which is deadly to all ships.

Economically, Thoth improves the gather rate of all resources, offsetting the initial Egyptian gathering penalty. This gives the player the option of training fewer Laborers and more military units at maximum population.


A patron of learning and invention, Thoth was the chief god of the city of Khmun and a divine scribe. He served as a loyal advocate and supporter of Osiris, defending him against charges by Set, helping Isis resurrect him as lord of the underworld, helping to keep Horus hidden from Set until the son reached adulthood, and then helping Horus regain his inheritance. Thoth then assisted Osiris by recording the past deeds of all who sought to enter the Underworld. He read the scales when the hearts of those seeking entrance were weighed versus the feather of truth. Thoth grew in importance as people sought his help in proving their innocence at judgment time. The priests of Thoth enhanced his reputation as a magician and claimed he had access to spells that gave him domination over the natural world and the gods themselves. Thoth is usually depicted with the head of an ibis or baboon.

"Thereupon shall come Thoth, who is equipped with words of power in great abundance, and shall untie the fetters, even the fetters of the god Set which are over my mouth."

-- From the Papyrus of Ani
—In-game help section


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/AoMR Sobek icon Sobek

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