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A love deity is a deity in mythology associated with sexual love, lust or sexuality. Love deities are common in mythology and may be found in many polytheistic religions.
List of love deities
- Astghik, goddess of fertility and love
- Xochiquetzal, goddess of fertility, beauty, female sexual power, protection of young mothers, pregnancy, childbirth, and women's crafts
- Xochipilli, god of love, art, games, beauty, dance, flowers, maize, fertility, and song
- Tlazolteotl, goddess of lust, carnality, sexual misdeeds
- Ixcuiname, goddess of the carnality.
- Tiacapan, goddess of sexual passion.
- Teicu, goddess of sexual appetite.
- Tlaco, goddess of sexual longing.
- Xocotzin, goddess of sexual desire.
- Aizen Myō-ō or Rāgarāja, a deity who transforms worldly lust into spiritual awakening; his red-skinned appearance represents suppressed lust and passion
- Astarte, goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare
- Qetesh, goddess of love, beauty and sex
- Aine, Irish goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty
- Cliodhna Irish goddess, sometimes identified as a goddess of love and beauty
- Yue-Lao, a god of love, who binds two people together with an invisible red string.
- Tu Er Shen, a deity who oversees the love between homosexual men.
- White Peony (Bai Mudan or Pai Mu-Tan), a goddess who tempts men, especially ascetics.
- Bes, god of music, dance, and sexual pleasure
- Hathor, goddess of the sky, love, beauty, and music
- Bastet, goddess of felines, love, sexuality, protection, beauty, and dance
- Albina, goddess of the dawn and protector of ill-fated lovers
- Turan, goddess of love and vitality
- Aphrodite, goddess of love, lust and beauty
- The Erotes
- Anteros, god of requited love
- Eros, god of love,sexual passion and naughty thoughts
- Himeros, god of sexual desire
- Hedylogos, god of sweet talk and flattery.
- Hymen, god of weddings and bawdy wedding songs
- Pothos, god of sexual longing, yearning and desire
- Peitho, personification of persuasion and seduction
- Kurupi, god of sexuality and fertility
- Kamadeva or Manmadhan or Kama, god of love
- Rati, goddess of passion and lust
- Milda, goddess of love and freedom
- Inanna or Ishtar, goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare
- Nanaya, goddess personifying voluptuousness and sensuality
- Qandisa, goddess of lust who first seduces men then drives them insane
Norse and Germanic mythology
- Freyja, goddess associated with love, beauty, magic, shamanism, seiðr, sacrifice, war, death, and sexuality.
- Freyr, worshipped as a phallic fertility god, he was said to "[bestow] peace and pleasure on mortals"
- Frigg, goddess of marriage, married women, household duty, and divination.
- Sjöfn, goddess associated with love
- Venus, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite
- Cupid, the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Eros
- Suadela, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Peitho
- Dogoda, Polish spirit of the west wind, associated with love and gentleness
- Dzydzilelya, Polish goddess of love and marriage and of sexuality and fertility
- Lada, fakeloric goddess of harmony, merriment, youth, love and beauty
- Siebog, god of love and marriage
- Živa, goddess of love and fertility
- Mami Wata, a pantheon of water deities sometimes associated with love and lust
- Oshun, goddess of love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy