Sanctuaries

Sanctuary Construction

To build the mighty sanctuaries for the gods in Zeus and Poseidon, you'll need marble and money to place them, additional marble, wood and sculptures are needed to finish them. Artisans from an Artisans' Guild will be needed to finish the structures.
On this page is an overview of what each sanctuary requires to be built, and what the benefits of that sanctuary are.

Some sanctuaries require less materials in Poseidon. If you see 2 numbers after for example marble, the first one is used in Zeus, the second in Poseidon.

Note: the Citadel of Poseidon, the Orchard of Hera and the Pillar of Atlas can only be built in Poseidon. The Promontory of Poseidon can only be built in Greek adventures, the Citadel of Poseidon only in Atlantean adventures.

List of gods:

Zeus
Poseidon
Hades
Hera
Demeter
Athena
Artemis
Apollo
Atlas
Ares
Hephaestus
Aphrodite
Hermes
Dionysus
Zeus  Zeus' Stronghold
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
24x16
48
2920
145     137
28        24
22 (Atlantean: 26)
Benefits: oracle, protection from invading gods, opinion of you in Greece improves
Buildings 
sanctified:
any sanctifiable building
Blessing: Zeus will defeat the next army that attacks your city
Curse: Zeus destroys your Palace and other buildings randomly, and stops trade
Poseidon  Promontory of Poseidon
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
21x14
37
2480
103
20
12
 Citadel of Poseidon
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
Orichalc:
20x20
32
2080
231
52
2
16
Benefits: Kraken defends city, fisheries and urchin quays are more productive
Buildings 
sanctified:
urchin quay, fishery, horse ranch
Blessing: Poseidon gives city seafood
Curse: Poseidon destroys fisheries, urchin quays, piers and ships, stops sea trade and curses urchin quays, fisheries and trireme/frigate wharves
Hades  Gates of Hades
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
21x14
37
1320
140       132
28          24
4
Benefits: Cerberus defends city, deposits of silver ore
Buildings 
sanctified:
tax office, mint, foundry
Blessing: Hades donates money to the city
Curse: Hades curses your Palace, foundries and mints, and kills all walkers in your city
Hera  Orchard of Hera
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
20x12
30
1760
88
20
6
Benefits: 2 stands of orange trees, increases population by making them more fertile, protection from Zeus
Buildings 
sanctified:
corral, orange tenders' lodge
Blessing: Hera stocks Agoras
Curse: Hera curses your corrals, turns people into cows and reduces your reputation among world leaders.
Demeter  Garden of Demeter
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
18x12
27
840
110
20
10
Benefits: sanctuary is surrounded by meadow
Buildings 
sanctified:
meadow farms
Blessing: Demeter gives city farm food
Curse: Demeter makes your land infertile, curses farms and kills sheep and goats
Athena  Arbor of Athena
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
16x12
24
2160
67        55
22        16
8
Benefits: a grove of olive trees, stronger soldiers, protection from invaders
Buildings 
sanctified:
olive press, carding shed
Blessing: Athena provides olive oil and olives
Curse: Athena weakens your defenses by leaving towers unmanned and curses olive trees
Artemis  Artemis' Menagerie
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
16x10
20
1520
63
20
6
Benefits: Amazon soldiers, protection from predators
Buildings 
sanctified:
hunting lodge
Blessing: Artemis gives city prey food
Curse: Artemis invades your city with her Amazon warriors, curses hunting lodges and makes sure wolf packs are strong
Apollo  Oracle of Apollo
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
16x10
20
920
88        76
22        16
6
Benefits: oracle, better chance of winning games, protection from monsters
Buildings 
sanctified:
podium, gymnasium, stadium, theater (in Atlantean adventures: bibliotheke, laboratory, observatory)
Blessing: Apollo cures plague and improves city hygiene
Curse: Apollo causes plague and curses infirmaries and culture/science buildings
Atlas  Pillar of Atlas
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
14x14
25
1760
76
20
4
Benefits: stonecutters work more quickly, artisans' guilds send out 2 artisans
Buildings 
sanctified:
timber mill, refinery
Blessing: Atlas speeds up the construction of a sanctuary or pyramid
Curse: Atlas turns people he encounters to stone, makes it unpossible to quarry (black) marble, and curses masonry shops, black marble workshops, and artisans' guilds
Ares  Ares' Fortress
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
13x8
13
960
44        40
14        12
2
Benefits: Ares' warriors, Dragon kills invader, wolf and predator boar
Buildings 
sanctified:
none
Blessing: Ares accompanies city's soldiers in battles abroad
Curse: Ares invades with his companies of Sparti
Hephaestus  Forge of Hephaestus
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
13x8
13
760
48        44
14        12
6
Benefits: deposits of copper ore, no risk of fire
Buildings 
sanctified:
sculpture studio, armory
Blessing: Talos arrives to defend city
Curse: Hephaestus sets fire to some of your buildings, and curses armories and sculpture studios
Aphrodite  Aphrodite's Haven
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
14x6
11
720
41        37
14        12
6
Benefits: no emigration, appeal of city increases, protection from Ares, Hephaestus, Hermes and Dionysus
Buildings 
sanctified:
housing
Blessing: Aphrodite increases population
Curse: Aphrodite entrances all walkers in the city and takes them with her, as well as a portion of your population
Hermes  Hermes' Refuge
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
12x6
9
640
39        35
14        12
2
Benefits: deliverymen, trade ships and caravans move faster, trade partners visit more frequently
Buildings 
sanctified:
none
Blessing: Hermes fulfills an outstanding request
Curse: Hermes steals part of your treasure and stops land trade
Dionysus  Grove of Dionysus
Size:
Initial marble:
Initial money:
Marble:
Wood:
Sculptures:
10x6
8
400
35        31
14        12
2
Benefits: a grove of grapevines, no unrest in the city
Buildings 
sanctified:
winery
Blessing: Satyrs give city wine
Curse: Dionysus takes all people he encounters with him, and curses your grapevines

Sanctuary Costs

Forum regular C Franziskus did a survey of how much is needed in terms of materials to construct each of the Sanctuaries found in Zeus. Here are his results, along with the total cost of building the structure if you were to import all the goods necessary. The totals are based on the prices of the commoditties at Hero difficulty level (marble=84; wood=75; sculpture=640). Remember, however, that you need not necessarily import everything you need; much of it can often be obtained through gifts, requests, tribute or raiding.

God Footprint Initial placement cost Materials needed Total cost
Marble Wood Sculpture
Aphrodite 14x6 11 marble & 720 Dr 41 14 6 9,978 Dr
Apollo 16x10 20 marble & 920 Dr 88 22 6 15,482 Dr
Ares 11x8 13 marble & 960 Dr 44 14 2 8,078 Dr
Artemis 16x10 20 marble & 1,520 Dr 63 20 6 13,832 Dr
Athena 16x12 24 marble & 2160 Dr 67 22 8 16,574 Dr
Demeter 18x12 27 marble & 840 Dr 110 20 10 20,248 Dr
Dionysus 10x6 8 marble & 400 Dr 35 14 2 6,342 Dr
Hades 21x14 37 marble & 1,320 Dr 140 28 4 20,848 Dr
Hephaestus 13x8 13 marble & 760 Dr 48 14 6 10,774 Dr
Hermes 12x6 9 marble & 640 Dr 39 14 2 7,002 Dr
Poseidon 20x14 37 marble & 2,480 Dr 103 20 12 23,420 Dr
Zeus 24x16 48 marble & 2,920 Dr 145 28 22 35,312 Dr