You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Care of Xi Wangmu.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Xi Wangmu is a Mythic Age Chinese minor goddess in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. She is available to worshipers of Nü Wa and Shennong.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

God Power[edit | edit source]

  • EarthDragonIcon.png Earth Dragon: Summons a powerful but stationary dragon. This God Power can be reused if the dragon survives a set amount of time.

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Myth Unit[edit | edit source]

  • WhiteTigerIcon.png White Tiger: Strong melee unit that can leap into combat.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Unlike the other two Chinese Mythic Age minor gods, Xi Wangmu lacks an economical upgrade and focuses entirely on the offensive. Her Castles are stronger, allowing them to survive longer on the front line. Castle units also train faster, allowing players to overwhelm their enemies with more durable siege weapons, War Chariots and Generals.

Xi Wangmu grants access to White Tigers that can quickly make their way to enemy towns thanks to their high speed. They are especially useful for bypassing walls thanks to their ability to jump over them and their high hit points (which can be increased further through the Tiger Spirit technology) and armor allows them to withstand attacks from enemy fortifications while dealing massive damage. The same can be said for Xi Wangmu's God Power unit the Earth Dragon, which is most effective when used offensively as it is stationary and cannot chase after enemies. Its large amount of Hit Points, combined with the fact that it can be summoned up to three times, make it capable of effectively destroying up to three enemy towns when placed next to important buildings, such as Town Centers, and allow it to survive while the opponent crumbles.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

“The Queen Mother of the West… No one knows her beginning, and no one knows her end.” – Zhuangzi, 4th C. BC

Xi Wang Mu is a goddess of great power and one of the oldest in existence. She lives on Mount Kunlun, and is matriarch of the West. She has a counterpart, the Queen Mother of the East, and both are attested in Shang oracle bones from the 15th C. BC onwards.

She once guarded a vial of the elixir of life, which she granted to Houyi the Archer after his banishment so that he and his wife Chang’e might live forever in peace. Sadly, Chang’e drank all of the elixir and ascended to the Moon, leaving Houyi behind on Earth.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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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