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You have advanced to the Heroic Age through the Damnation of Zhong Kui.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Zhong Kui is a Heroic Age Chinese minor god in Tale of the Dragon. He is available to worshipers of Fu Xi and Shennong.


God Power[]

  • UprootIcon.png Uproot: Sends roots up through the Earth’s crust to damage enemy buildings.


Myth Unit[]

  • JiangshiIcon.png Jiangshi: Undead unit capable of draining life from enemy soldiers.


Zhong Kui is a purely offensive minor god. He grants the Myth Unit Jiangshi that can last a long time in battle due to their ability to regenerate while dealing high amounts of damage. Their special attack can deal even more damage by researching the Life Drain technology. Demon Slayer makes it easier for the player's Immortals to kill enemy Myth Units, making them less of an threat as the game progresses. Unbridled Anger primarily makes Halberdiers, the only Chinese infantry unit, more durable in combat. However, it also improves converted infantry units so using Monks to convert enemy to the player's side to use against the enemy becomes are more viable strategy. Zhong Kui's God Power, Uproot, deals constant damage to enemy buildings until the roots are killed. This makes it easier for the player's army to level any building left standing.


Zhong Kui is a not so much god as ghost. However, he has been charged with the rule and control of all of the ghosts in Hell, and wields considerable power.

Zhong Kui was once mortal, and very ugly. Though he achieved top scores on the Imperial Examinations, which should have granted him a place in the bureaucracy, the Emperor revoked his titles because of his disfigured appearance. Enraged, Zhong Kui threw himself against the palace door again and again until he died. As a suicide he was condemned to become a ghost in Hell, but because of his scores on the examinations he was appointed as overseer of all the other ghosts. Most of his time is now spent hunting down wayward spirits, demons, and other evil creatures, and keeping the rest in line.


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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