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Albanian folklore

  • Prende, goddess of love

Armenian mythology

  • Astghik, goddess of fertility and love

Aztec mythology

  • Xochiquetzal, goddess of fertility, beauty, and female sexual power

Buddhism

  • 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

  • Astarte, goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare
  • Qetesh, goddess of love, beauty and sex

Celtic mythology

  • Aine, Irish mythology|Irish]] goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty
  • Cliodhna Irish goddess, sometimes identified as a goddess of love and beauty[1]

Chinese mythology

  • Tu Er Shen, a Chinese deity who manages the love and sex between homosexual men

Egyptian mythology

  • 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

Etruscan mythology

  • Albina, goddess of the dawn and protector of ill-fated lovers
  • Turan, goddess of love and vitality

Greek mythology

  • Aphrodite, goddess of love, lust and beauty
  • The Erotes
    • Anteros, god of requited love
    • Eros, god of love and sexual passion
    • Himeros, god of sexual desire
    • Hedylogos, god of sweet talk and flattery
    • Hymenaios, god of marriage and marriage feasts
    • Pothos, god of sexual longing, yearning and desire
  • Peitho, personification of persuasion and seduction

Guaraní mythology

  • Kurupi, god of sexuality and fertility

Hindu mythology

  • Kamadeva, god of love
  • Rati, goddess of passion and lust

Lithuanian mythology

  • Milda, goddess of love and freedom

Mesopotamian mythology

  • Inanna or Ishtar, goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare[2]

Moroccan mythology

  • Qandisa, goddess of lust who first seduces men then drives them insane[3]

Norse mythology

  • Freyja, goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death
  • Freyr, worshipped as a phallic fertility god, he was said to "[bestow] peace and pleasure on mortals"
  • Sjöfn, goddess associated with love

Roman mythology

  • Cupid, the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Eros
  • Venus, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite

Slavic mythology

  • 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, who almost certainly never existed
  • Siebog, god of love and marriage
  • Živa, goddess of love and fertility

Vodou

  • Baron La Croix, loa of the dead and sexuality
  • Baron Samedi, loa of the dead, sex and resurrection
  • Erzulie Freda Dahomey, loa of love, beauty, jewelry, dancing, luxury, and flowers

Yoruba mythology

  • Mami Wata, a pantheon of water deities sometimes associated with love and lust
  • Oshun, goddess of love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy

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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.

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    • 1 List of love and lust deities
      • 1.1 Albanian folklore
      • 1.2 Armenian mythology
      • 1.3 Aztec mythology
      • 1.4 Buddhism
      • 1.5 Canaanite mythology
      • 1.6 Celtic mythology
      • 1.7 Chinese mythology
      • 1.8 Egyptian mythology
      • 1.9 Etruscan mythology
      • 1.10 Greek mythology
      • 1.11 Guaraní mythology
      • 1.12 Hindu mythology
      • 1.13 Lithuanian mythology
      • 1.14 Mesopotamian mythology
      • 1.15 Moroccan mythology
      • 1.16 Norse mythology
      • 1.17 Roman mythology
      • 1.18 Slavic mythology
      • 1.19 Vodou
      • 1.20 Yoruba mythology
    • 2 References
    • 3 External links

    List of love and lust deities

    Albanian folklore

    • Prende, goddess of love

    Armenian mythology

    • Astghik, goddess of fertility and love

    Aztec mythology

    • Xochiquetzal, goddess of fertility, beauty, and female sexual power

    Buddhism

    • 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

    • Astarte, goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare
    • Qetesh, goddess of love, beauty and sex

    Celtic mythology

    • Aine, Irish mythology|Irish]] goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty
    • Cliodhna Irish goddess, sometimes identified as a goddess of love and beauty[1]

    Chinese mythology

    • Tu Er Shen, a Chinese deity who manages the love and sex between homosexual men

    Egyptian mythology

    • 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

    Etruscan mythology

    • Albina, goddess of the dawn and protector of ill-fated lovers
    • Turan, goddess of love and vitality

    Greek mythology

    • Aphrodite, goddess of love, lust and beauty
    • The Erotes
      • Anteros, god of requited love
      • Eros, god of love and sexual passion
      • Himeros, god of sexual desire
      • Hedylogos, god of sweet talk and flattery
      • Hymenaios, god of marriage and marriage feasts
      • Pothos, god of sexual longing, yearning and desire
    • Peitho, personification of persuasion and seduction

    Guaraní mythology

    • Kurupi, god of sexuality and fertility

    Hindu mythology

    • Kamadeva, god of love
    • Rati, goddess of passion and lust

    Lithuanian mythology

    • Milda, goddess of love and freedom

    Mesopotamian mythology

    • Inanna or Ishtar, goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare[2]

    Moroccan mythology

    • Qandisa, goddess of lust who first seduces men then drives them insane[3]

    Norse mythology

    • Freyja, goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death
    • Freyr, worshipped as a phallic fertility god, he was said to "[bestow] peace and pleasure on mortals"
    • Sjöfn, goddess associated with love

    Roman mythology

    • Cupid, the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Eros
    • Venus, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite

    Slavic mythology

    • 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, who almost certainly never existed
    • Siebog, god of love and marriage
    • Živa, goddess of love and fertility

    Vodou

    • Baron La Croix, loa of the dead and sexuality
    • Baron Samedi, loa of the dead, sex and resurrection
    • Erzulie Freda Dahomey, loa of love, beauty, jewelry, dancing, luxury, and flowers

    Yoruba mythology

    • Mami Wata, a pantheon of water deities sometimes associated with love and lust
    • Oshun, goddess of love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy