Dido, also known as Elissa, was, according to the Aeneid, the first queen of Carthage, which she founded after fleeing the Phoenician city of Tyre when her husband was murdered by king Pygmalion. She leads the Phoenicians in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm.
Queen Dido, mother of Carthage, all your life you faced great threats and overcame them through wit and cunning. Wherever waves break on the shore, there your cities shall rise. The seas are your roads, the far horizon is your destiny and your refuge.
Her leader ability is Founder of Carthage. It grants cities with a Cothon the unique Move Capital project, which moves the Phoenician Capital Capital to that city. She also gains +1 Trade Route Trade Route capacity after building the Government Plaza or any Government Plaza building and a 50% Production bonus towards districts in the city with the Government Plaza.
Dido is voiced by Julie Fainer, who is reprising her role from Civilization V.
Agenda-based Approval: May prosperity come to your cities - the ones away from the coast.
Agenda-based Disapproval: We have no interest in the land - that is for you to claim - but the seas and the shores are Phoenician.
Attacked: War? Are you a fool? Your cities will suffer the fate of Epirus and Saguntum.
Defeated: Do not glory in your conquest. One day you may see your capital bathed in flame.
Greeting: I, Dido, queen and mother of Carthage, greet you on behalf of the Phoenicians.
Denunciation: I pray you are sent into the fire for Moloch! I pray you be made an offering to Mot! I pray Yam rises and devours you!
- As of the release of Gathering Storm, Dido is one of nine returning leaders from Civilization V and its expansions (along with Gandhi, Genghis Khan, Montezuma, Pachacuti, Pedro II, Alexander, Shaka, and Suleiman).
- Dido's diplomacy screen shows a ship leaving port.
- Dido's leader ability references her status as the alleged founder of Carthage, while her leader agenda references the series of conflicts between Carthage and the Greek city-states over control of Sicily.