Age of Empires Series Wiki
Info icon
This article is about the technology in Age of Mythology. For other uses, see Wheelbarrow.

Wheelbarrow is a Chinese myth technology in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon that is available to worshipers of Shennong and can be researched at the Storage Pit. Once researched, it increases the carrying capacity for wood, food, and gold of Peasants by +5.


  • In the pre-release of Age of Mythology, Wheelbarrow was part of a two-technology line, much like its Age of Empires II counterpart, and increased the carrying capacity of all villagers. Its icon was a higher resolution version of the Age of Empires II icon. Its effect on the carrying capacity was divided by resource over the Pickaxe, Hand Axe, and Husbandry technology lines.


Shennong taught the Chinese a lot of agricultural practices and he is also credited for inventing the plow, the axe, and irrigation. The Wheelbarrow however, was originally invented by the Chinese during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). As the first wheelbarrows were made out of wood, the Chinese nicknamed the invention the 'Wooden Ox'. Due to its flexibility, the wheelbarrow had a great impact on the development of society.
—In-game section
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