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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 [ edit ]
Albanian folklore [ edit ]
Armenian mythology [ edit ]
Astghik, goddess of fertility and love
Aztec mythology [ edit ]
Xochiquetzal, goddess of fertility, beauty, prostitutes, 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.
Buddhism [ edit ]
Aizen Myō-ō or Rāgarāja, a deity who transforms worldly lust into spiritual awakening; his red-skinned appearance represents suppressed lust and passion
Canaanite mythology [ edit ]
Astarte, goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare
Qetesh, goddess of love, beauty and sex
Celtic mythology [ edit ]
Áine, Irish goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty
Cliodhna Irish goddess, sometimes identified as a goddess of love and beauty [1 ]
Chinese mythology [ edit ]
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.
Wutong Shen, a group of five wanton deities from Southern China. They ravished and possessed beautiful women.
Pan Jinlian or P'an Chin-Lien, goddess of fornication and prostitution
Baimei Shen, Chinese god for prostitution and brothel. On her first assignment with a client, a prostitute was supposed to make sacrifice to him Han Shn, Sage of Harmony
Shi Dei, Sage of Unity
Qian Keng (
Peng Zu), God of Health-Focused Sex.
Nuwa or (Newa), Goddess of the wedding band and wedding jewelry. Represents Heaven and the never ending sexual desire between married couples.
Chuang Mu, Chinese goddess of the bedchamber.She and his husband Chuang Gong look after everything that may happen in the bed room, including sex, sleep, childbirth, etc
King Zhou of Shang, one of worst tyrants in Chinese history. He is known as the god of sodomy
Egyptian mythology [ edit ]
Bes, god of music, dance, and sexual pleasure
Hathor, goddess of the sky, love, beauty, and music
Bastet, goddess of felines, love, sexuality, protection, perfume, beauty, and dance
Etruscan mythology [ edit ]
Albina, goddess of the dawn and protector of ill-fated lovers
Turan, goddess of love and vitality
Greek mythology [ edit ]
Aphrodite, goddess of love, sexuality and beauty The
Anteros, god of requited love
Eros, god of love and sexual desire
Himeros, god of sexual desire
Hedylogos, god of sweet talk and flattery.
Hermaphroditus, god of hermaphrodites and of effeminate men.
Hymen, god of weddings and wedding songs
Pothos, god of sexual longing, yearning and desire
Ganymede, sometimes identified as the god of homosexual love
Peitho, personification of persuasion and seduction
Pan, god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature, hunting and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs, also associated with sexuality and fertility. Famous for his sexual powers and is often depicted with an erect phallus. Diogenes of Sinope, speaking in jest, related a myth of Pan learning masturbation from his father, Hermes, and teaching the habit to shepherds. Pan's greatest conquest was that of the moon goddess Selene. He accomplished this by wrapping himself in a sheepskin to hide his hairy black goat form, and drew her down from the sky into the forest where he seduced her.
Philotes (mythology), either Goddess of Affection or a Daimon of sexual intercourse.
Guaraní mythology [ edit ]
Kurupi, god of sexuality and fertility
Hindu mythology [ edit ]
Lithuanian mythology [ edit ]
Milda, goddess of love and freedom
Enzo, god of love and stress
Mesopotamian mythology [ edit ]
Inanna or Ishtar, goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare [2 ]
Nanaya, goddess personifying voluptuousness and sensuality
Moroccan mythology [ edit ]
Qandisa, goddess of lust who first seduces men then drives them insane [3 ]
Norse and Germanic mythology [ edit ]
Freya, 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
Roman mythology [ edit ]
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
Slavic mythology [ edit ]
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
Turco-Mongol [ edit ]
Yoruba mythology [ edit ]
Mami Wata, a pantheon of water deities sometimes associated with love and lust
Oshun, goddess of love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy
Yemoja, mother goddess of the oceans, fertility, prosperity, peace, and protection
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