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The Walking Trees a myth unit in Age of Mythology that is available solely to worshipers of Njord. More specifically, it is summoned when the player invokes Walking Woods on a forest of trees.

Up to eight trees can be transformed into Walking Trees that will attack any enemy units or buildings on sight.


The player has no control over the trees, but shares their Line of Sight and they remain until killed. Walking Woods can be used both defensively or offensively. They can provide protection to friendly units in remote areas or can be used to supplement the player's own army. However, they do mediocre damage to units, and heroes kill them easily. It is best to invoke Walking Woods near enemy fortifications as they can destroy buildings easily due to the fact that they deal crush damage.

The trees can also drag down the economy of an enemy by placing them in a forest used by lumberjacks. This will not only force villagers to retreat but also deny the enemy up to 1,200 wood. Invoking Walking Woods requires careful timing as the trees are incredibly stupid. They will favor attacking units over buildings despite their advantage and can easily be lured away from an enemy base with a single unit. Even if the trees kill said unit in the chase, they will not return to continue attacking the enemy but rather remain idle until a new foe appears in their LOS.

Types of Walking Trees[]

The type of walking tree Walking Woods creates is dependent on the type of tree the god power is cast upon. The following Walking Trees can be created:

  • Walking Acacia
  • Walking Bamboo
  • Walking Jungle Palm
  • Walking Jungle Tree
  • Walking Marsh
  • Walking Oak
  • Walking Palm
  • Walking Pine
  • Walking Snowy Pine
  • Walking Tamarack


Myth units
Culture Age Units
Greeks ArchaicAge.png Pegasus  · Hippocampus
ClassicalAge.png Centaur  · Minotaur  · Cyclops
HeroicAge.png Nemean Lion  · Hydra  · Scylla  · Manticore
MythicAge.png Colossus  · Medusa  · Carcinos  · Chimera
Egyptians ClassicalAge.png Anubite  · Serpent / Sea Snake  · Sphinx  · Wadjet
HeroicAge.png Petsuchos  · Roc  · Scarab  · Leviathan  · Scorpion Man  · Minion
MythicAge.png Phoenix  · War Turtle  · Avenger  · Mummy
Norse ArchaicAge.png Raven
ClassicalAge.png Troll  · Valkyrie  · Einherjar
HeroicAge.png Kraken  · Mountain Giant  · Walking Tree  · Frost Giant  · Battle Boar
MythicAge.png Jormund Elver  · Fimbulwinter Wolf  · Fenris Wolf Brood  · Fire Giant  · Nidhogg
Atlanteans ClassicalAge.png Automaton  · Promethean (Offspring)  · Caladria  · Servant  · Carnivora
HeroicAge.png Nereid  · Satyr  · Stymphalian Bird  · Dryad  · Behemoth
MythicAge.png Heka Gigantes  · Man O' War  · Argus  · Lampades  · Tartarian Spawn
Chinese ClassicalAge.png Qilin  · Monkey King  · Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge.png War Salamander  · Jiangshi  · Pixiu
MythicAge.png Azure Dragon  · Dragon Turtle  · Vermilion Bird  · White Tiger  · Earth Dragon
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