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List of Gods : "love"
NameOriginDescription
Abdallah Islamic The father of Mahomet, was so beautiful, that when he married Amina, 200 virgins broke their hearts from disappointed love. Islam
Acmonian Wood Greek The trystplace of unlawful love. It was here that Mars had his assignation with Harmonia, who became the mother of the Amazons.
Acrasia Britain Self-indulgence. An enchantress who lived in the "Bower of Bliss," situate in "Wandering Island" She transformed her lovers into monstrous shapes, and kept them captives. Sir Guyon having crept up softly, threw a net over her, and bound her in chains of adamant; then broke down her bower and burnt it to ashes. Britain.
Adonai Zanoni The mysterious spirit of pure mind, love, and beauty that inspires. Zanoni
Aea Greek Was the Nymph of a spring, well or fountain of the Black Sea town of Aia who was loved by the local river-god Phasis. Greek
Aholibamah Christian A granddaughter of Cain, loved by the seraph Samiasa. She is a proud, ambitious, queen-like beauty, a female type of Cain. When the flood came, her angel-lover carried her under his wings to some other planet.
Aidin Celtic Goddess of love and sexuality Celtic
Ain/ Aine Irish A goddess of war, of fertility, love & of Midsummer Lair Derg
Aine of Knockaine Ireland Moon Goddess who was connected with the Summer Solstice. Goddess of war, fertility, love and Midsummer Lair Derg Ireland
Aizen-Myo-o Japan/Shinto The god of love and lust. Originally a Hindu deity, Ragaraja, Aizen Myo-o became part of Buddhism, and Kobo Daishi Kukai transmitted the teaching of him to Japan. Japan/Shinto
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Aizen-Myoo Japan The god of tavern keepers, musicians, singers, prostitutes & love
Alalahe Polynesia Goddess of love. Polynesia
Albina Etruscan Dawn goddess and protector of ill fated lovers. Etruscan
Alifanfaron Greek A furious pagan and in love with the daughter of Pentapolin. Don Quixote
Aloeus Greek 1. A son of Poseidon and Canace. He married Iphimedeia, the daughter of Triops, who was in love with Poseidon, and used to walk by the sea-side, take her hands full of its water, and sprinkle her bosom with it. The two sons whom she had by Poseidon were called Aloeidae. 2. A son of Helios by Circe or Antiope, who received from his father the sovereignty over the district of Asopia.
Alpanu aka Alpan Etruscan Goddess of love and one of the Lasas, and a ruler of the underworld. Possibly equated with the Greek goddess Persephone. In art, she was usually depicted as a nude or semi-nude winged maiden. Etruscan
Aluelp Greek An Indian nymph, who was passionately loved by Dionysus, but could not be induced to yield to his wishes, until the god changed himself into a tiger, and thus compelled her by fear to allow him to carry her across the river Sollax, which from this circumstance received the name of Tigris. Greek
Amor Roman A god of love
Ananga Hindu "The bodyless"; it is a name of Kama, god of love. Hindu
Anat/ Anath Canaan A goddess of war, hunting & love
Anath Phoenicia The chief W. Semitic goddess of love & war
Angus Gaelic A Gaelic god of amorous dalliance. A son of Dugda, his harp was so sweet that whoever heard must follow; his kisses became invisible love-whispering birds.
Angus Og Irish A god of love
Ani-lbo Africa Goddess of Birth, Death, Happiness and Love Africa
Anna Perenna Etruscan A goddess of reproduction, wanton love, & of spring
Anteros Greek The god of returned love
Anteros Greek (Anterфs) was the son of Ares and Aphrodite, given to his brother Eros, who was lonely, as a playmate. He is the personification of unrequited love and punisher of those who scorn love, and is depicted as similar to Eros in every way, but with long hair and butterfly wings. The term was also used for the love which arises in the beloved boy in a pederastic relationship.
Anteros Greek/Etruscan The son of Ares and Aphrodite in Greek mythology, given to his brother Eros, who was lonely, as a playmate. He is the personification of unrequited love and punisher of those who scorn love, and is depicted as similar to Eros in every way, but with long hair and butterfly wings. Greek/Etruscan
Aphrodite Greek One of the great Olympian divinities, according to the popular and poetical notions of the Greeks, the goddess of love and beauty. Some traditions stated that she had sprung from the foam of the sea, which had gathered around the mutilated parts of Uranus, that had been thrown into the sea by Cronus after he had unmanned his father. (Theogony of Hesiod)
Ariadne Greek A daughter of Minos and Pasiphae or Greta. (Apollodorus iii). When Theseus was sent by his father to convey the tribute of the Athenians to Minotaurus, Ariadne fell in love with him, and gave him the string by means of which he found his way out of the Labyrinth, and which she herself had received from Hephaestus.
Astart Phonecian Major Goddess of fertility, love, and pleasure. Patron of harlots and hedonists. Phonecian
Astarte/ Ashtoreth Phoenicia/ Babylon/ Assyria/ conference/ Canaan A goddess of fertility, sacred love, sexuality & of sex & the moon
Asterodeia Greek The Naiad Nymph of a gold-carrying stream of the Kaukasos Mountains. She was loved by Aeetes of Colchis, bearing him a son Apsyrtos. Greek
Astlik Crimea Goddess of love and fertility. Crimea
Astoria Ephebian Goddess of Love, held in extremely low regard by the god Om and sister to the goddess Patina. Mentioned in Small Gods and Discworld Noir.
Aura Greek A daughter of Lelas and Periboea, was one of the swift-footed companions of Artemis. She was beloved by Dionysus, but fled from him, until Aphrodite, at the request of Dionysus, inspired her with love for the god.
Baile Ireland Baile of the Honeyed Speech, God of Blarney. Rules over quick and clear thinking, speeches, ideas, impressing someone, mental activity, speaking, protection for lovers, blessing magic wands. Ireland
Bastet Egypt A goddess of fertility, love, sex,of joy
Bastet aka Pasht Egypt Goddess of fertility, love, sex,of joy. A divine mother, and more especially as protectress, for Lower Egypt
Bes Egypt Dwarfed semigod of childbirth, food, love, marriage, luck, recreation, relaxation and sleep. Egypt
Biblys Greek Fell in love with her brother and when he refused her love, she turned into a constantly. flowing fountain. Greek
Bidhgoe Celtic Female of Illusion, Goddess of love and of sexuality Celtic
Bintang Borneo A goddess of love
Boon-givers India Favourers, finders of light, and Heaven, with gracious love accept my songs, my prayer, my hymn. The Rig-Veda
Brangwaine Welsh Goddess of love. Welsh
Branwen Ireland/Welsh/Manx Venus of the Northern Seas and a goddess of love. Ireland/Welsh/Manx
Branwen/ Branwyn Irish/ Manx/ Wales The Venus of the Northern Seas & a goddess of love
Brisingamen Scandinavian Freyja's necklace made by the fairies. Freyja left her husband Odin in order to obtain this necklace; and Odin deserted her because her love was changed into vanity. It is not possible to love Brisingamen and Odin too, for no one can serve two masters.
Bugarik Assam / Garos A lovely river siren with the body and arms of a woman, but no legs. Her head floats on the current and she will kill anyone she catches.
Ca the a Mojave The goddess of love
Cagn Mantis Africa According to the Hottentots and the Bushman the supreme deity and creator of the world whose loves are ‘pleasing’ and it is especially attached to the moon, having made it out of one of its old shoes. Africa
Cama Indian The God of love and marriage. Indian
Candra Kirana Hindu An incarnation of Dewi Ratih, a goddess of love. Hindu
Carna Roman A nymph who lived where Rome would eventually be. Janus fell in love with her and gave her power over door hinges and handles. As a goddess, she was known as Cardea.
Cathea Mojave A resplendent, bejewelled goddess of love. Mojave
Chalchiuhtlcue Aztec A goddess rain & storms, violence, vitality, lakes, whirlpools, rivers, water , love, beauty & youth Don't make this one mad whatever you do.
Chalcon2 Greek Of Cyparissus, the shield-bearer of Antilochus. He was in love with the Amazon Penthesileia, but on hastening to her assistance he was killed by Achilles, and the Greeks nailed his body to a cross. Greek
Clytie Greek A water-nymph, in love with Apollo. Meeting with no return, she was changed into a sunflower, which, traditionally, still turns to the sun, following him through his daily course. Greek
Conchenn Celtic Goddess of love. Celtic
Corythus Greek 1. An Italian hero, a son of Jupiter, and husband of Electra, the daughter of Atlas, by whom he became the father of Jasius and Dardanus. He is described as king of Tuscia, and as the founder of Corythus. 2. A son of Paris and Oenone. He loved Helena and was beloved by her, and was therefore killed by his own father. Greek
Cupid Greek Eros, Amor, the god of love, viewed as a chubby little boy, armed with bow and arrows, and often with eyes bandaged. Greek
Cycnus Greek A son of Apollo by Thyria or Hyria, the daughter of Amphinomus. He was a handsome hunter, living in the district between Pleuron and Calydon, and although beloved by many, repulsed all his lovers. Greek
Daffodil Greek/Roman Or "Lent Lily," was once white; but Persephone, daughter of Demeter, delighted to wander about the flowery meadows of Sicily. One spring, throwing herself on the grass, she fell asleep. The god of the Infernal Regions, Pluto, fell in love with the beautiful maid, and carried her off for his bride. His touch turned the white flowers to a golden yellow, and some of them fell in Acheron, where they grew luxuriantly; and ever since the flower has been planted on graves. Greek/Roman
Deianira Greek Wife of Hercules, and the inadvertent cause of his death. Nessos told her that anyone to whom she gave a shirt steeped in his blood, would love her with undying love; she gave it to her husband, and it caused him such agony that he burnt himself to death on a funeral pile. Deianira killed herself for grief. Greek
Diarmaid Celtic Had a beauty spot which, any woman chanced to see it, would make her instantly fall in love with him. Celtic
Dido Carthage Dido was queen of Carthage, who fell in love with ?neas, driven by a storm to her shores. After abiding awhile at Carthage, he was compelled by Mercury to leave the hospitable queen. Dido, in grief, burnt herself to death on a funeral pile.
Dwyn Celtic God of love. Celtic
Dwyn/ Dwynwen Celtic A god of love
Dziwozony Poland Goddesses of healing, herbs and love. Poland
Eabani Armenian The companion of Gilgamesh, the first primaeval man who was turning his rugged face towards civilization through the love of a woman. He takes part in the wanderings of Gilgamesh, and fights with him against Ishtar and the heavenly bull sent by Anu to avenge the insulted goddess. Apparently wounded in this struggle Eabani dies. Armenian Mythology
Ebech Canaan Old mountain god who was overcome by Inanna, the goddess of war, love and the planet Venus. Canaan
Enipeus Greek A river-god in Thessaly, who was beloved by Tyro, the daughter of Salmoneus. Poseidon, who was in love with her, assumed the appearance of Enipeus, and thus visited her, and she became by him the mother of twins, Pelias and Neleus. Greek
Eros Greek In Latin, Amor or Cupido, the god of love. In the sense in which he is usually conceived, Eros is the creature of the later Greek poets; and in order to understand the ancients properly we must distinguish three Erotes: viz. the Eros of the ancient cosmogonies, the Eros of the philosophers and mysteries, who bears great resemblance to the first, and the Eros whom we meet with in the epigrammatic and erotic poets, whose witty and playful descriptions of the god, however, can scarcely be considered as a part of the ancient religious belief of the Greeks. Greek
Erzulie Haiti Goddess of health, clothes, flowers, jewelry, of fertility, love, virginity, beauty and sex. Haiti
Estar Akkadian "Queen Of Heaven", the goddess of war, love and fertility. Akkadian
Eurydice Greek A mountain valley nymph with a sad love story[ aren't they all?]
Ezili Haiti/Vodun/West Indies The spirit of love, beauty, jewellery, dancing, luxury and flowers. Haiti/Vodun/West Indies
Ezili Fon Haiti/ Vodun/ West Indies A goddess who represents wisdom & beauty & love
Finncaev Ireland A goddess of love, beauty and fertility. Ireland
Flora Roman Goddess of gardens, plants, flowers, love, prostitution,spring and youth. Her festival was celebrated from the 28th of April till the first of May, with extravagant merriment and lasciviousness. The resemblance between the names Flora and Chloris led the later Romans to identify the two divinities. Roman
Forneus Christian A Great Marquis of Hell, and has twenty-nine legions of demons under his rule. He teaches Rhetoric and languages, gives men a good name, and makes them be loved by their friends and foes. He is depicted as a sea-monster. Christian demonology
Frey Norse He is son of Njord, husband of Skade, slayer of Bele, and falls in conflict with Surt in Ragnarok. Alfheirn was given him as a tooth-gift. The ship Skidbladner was built for him. He falls in love with Gerd, Gymer's fair daughter. He gives his trusty sword to Skirner. Norse
Freya Germanic A goddess of fertility, love, beauty, sex & youth
Freya, Freyja Norse Freya or Freyja [Feminine of Freyr]. The daughter of Njord and sister of Frey. She dwells in Folkvang. Half the fallen in battle belong to her, the other half to Odin. She lends her feather disguise to Loke. She is the goddess of love. Her husband is Oder. Her necklace is Brisingamen. She has a boar with golden bristles. Norse
Fu-Hsing China God of happiness and bat. In charge of destiny, fate, love, happiness, and success. China
Fuamnach Ireland Midir's first wife and a witch goddess. When Midir fell in love with Etain and married her, Fuamnach got so jealous that she cast several spells on her, but she did not succeed. Ireland
Furfur Christian A powerful Great Earl of Hell, being the ruler of twenty-six legions of demons. He is a liar unless compelled to enter a magic triangle; then he gives true answers to every questions speaking with a rough voice. Furfur causes love between a man and a woman, creates storms and tempests, thunders, lightning and blasts, and teaches on secret and divine things. He is depicted as a hart or winged hart, and also as an angel. Christian demonology
Galatea Greek A sea-nymph, beloved by Polypheme, but herself in love with Acis. Acis was crushed under a huge rock by the jealous giant, and Galatea threw herself into the sea, where she joined her sister nymphs. Greek
Gefn German German Mother goddess in charge of Spring, Sun, Winter, Fertility, Foresight, Growth, Health, Love, Magic and Protection.
Ghede Vodun God of death, and of fertility and love Vodun
Glasya-Labolas Christian A mighty President of Hell who commands thirty-six legions of demons. He teaches all arts and sciences just in an instant. He is the author and captain of manslaughter and bloodshed, tells all things past and to come, gains the minds and love of friends and foes causing love among them if desired, incites homicides and can make a man invisible. Christian demonology
Great Mother Celtic Represents the female principle of creation. Goddess of fertility, the Moon, summer, flowers, love, healing, the seas, water. Celtic
Gremory Roman A strong Duke of Hell who tells all things past, present and future, about hidden treasures, and procures the love of women, young and old, but especially maidens.
Hariti Buddhist Goddess for the protection of children, easy delivery, happy child rearing and parenting, harmony between husband and wife, love, and the well-being and safety of the family. Women without children also pray to Kishimojin to help them become pregnant. Originally, Hariti was a cannibalistic demon. She had hundreds of children whom she loved and doted upon, but to feed them, she abducted and killed the children of others. Buddhist
Hathor Egypt "The Beautiful Face In The Boat For Thousands Of Years". Goddess of procreation, sexuality, romance, trees, poetry, music, alcohol, childbirth, infants, death, fertility, love, marriage, beauty, joy and the sky. Egypt
Himerus Greek The personification of longing love, is first mentioned by Hesiod, where he and Eros appear as the companions of Aphrodite. He is sometimes seen in works of art representing erotic circles and in the temple of Aphrodite at Megara, he was represented by Scopas, together with Eros and Pothus. Greek
Hippogriff Greek The winged horse, whose father was a griffin and mother a horse. A symbol of love. Greek
Holda Germanic Goddess of beauty and love germanic
Hylas Greek A son of Theiodamas, king of the Dryopes, by the nymph Menodice or a son of Heracles, Euphemus, or Ceyx. He was the favourite of Heracles, who, after having killed his father, Theiodamas, took him with him when he joined the expedition of the Argonauts. When the Argonauts landed on the coast of Mysia, Hylas went out to fetch water for Heracles but when he came to a well, his beauty excited the love of the Naiads, who drew him down into the water, and he was never seen again. Greek
Ichpuchtli Aztec The ruler of love, marriage, flowers, art, music, women, magic, spinning, fertility, sex, weaving, and changes. Ichpuchtli is also the Goddess of Sacred Prostitutes, and professions which imitate nature. Aztec
Inana Mesopotamian/ Sumeria A goddess of fertility, of love & war
Inana, Ištar,Ishtar Akkadian / Sumerian The most important of all Mesopotamian goddesses, and a multi-faceted personality, occurring in cuneiform texts of all periods. The Sumerian name probably means "Lady of Heaven", and the Akkadian name Ishtar is related to the Syrian Astarte and the biblical Ashtaroth is usually considered as a daughter of Anzu, with her cult located in Uruk, but there are other traditions as to her ancestry, and it is probable that these reflect originally different goddesses that were identified with her. Ishtar is the subiect of a cycle of texts describing her love affair and ultimately fatal relationship with Tammuz.
Inanna Sumaria "Queen Moon". Near Eastern queen of heaven. She ruled over the stars, planets, water, and light. Also symbolizes love, destruction of the indestructible, health, the moon workings. Sumaria
Inemes Micronesia Goddess of love and of sexuality Micronesia
Innana Sumeria Goddess of love, procreation, and war Sumeria.
Io Greek A Nymph of the Argive River Inachos who was loved by Zeus. Greek
Iphimedeia Greek A daughter of Triops, and the wife of Aloeus. Being in love with Poseidon, she often walked to the sea, and collected its waters in her lap, whence she became, by Poseidon, the mother of the Aloadae, Otus and Ephialtes.Greek
Iphis Greek A young man of humble parentage who died for love of Anaxarete. Greek
Ishtar Assyrian/Babylon A mother goddess, fertility goddess, the goddess of spring, a storm goddess, a warrior goddess and goddess of war, a goddess of the hunt, a goddess of love, goddess of marriage and childbirth, and a goddess of fate. She was also an underworld deity, her twin sister being Ereshkigal, the Goddess of Death, but her dominant aspects are as the mother goddess of compassion and the goddess of love, sex and war. Assyrian/Babylon
Ishtar/ Inanna Babylonia She was the goddess of sexuality & of love and war
Jurasmat Latvia Goddess of the sea and of healing who fell in love with a mortal called Kastysis. Latvia
Kama Hindu The Hindu god of love. His wife is Rati (voluptuousness), and he is represented as riding on sparrow, holding in his hand a bow of flowers and five arrows.
Kama/ Kama[Deva] Hindu/ Puranic/ Indian A god of love & carnal desire
Kanikanihia Hawaii Goddess of love Hawaii
Kek t Ken Egypt Goddess of love Egypt
Kigatilik Inuit Delightful fanged demon who has no love of priests Inuit
Kiyo Hime Japan Goddess of justice, opened Her heart to a mortal. But then she was abandoned by her lover. When She sought him, he fled from Her. Coward, he hid in a temple bell. She took the form of a snake and enwrapped him until Her love-turned-to-anger ended his mortal existence. Japan
Koto-Shiro-Nushi Japan God of love Japan/Shinto
Lada Slavic Goddess of happiness and love. Slavic
Laksmi Hindu Goddess of agriculture, love, beauty, prosperity, Lotus flowers, wealth, and pleasure Hindu/Puranic/India/Epic
Lalita India Has three aspects as virgin (Bala), mother (Tripurasundari) and crone (Tripura Bhairavi) and is the waxing Moon as Kali is the waning Moon. She represents love and sexuality while Kali represents death. India
Lear Britain A legendary king of Britain, who in his old age divided his kingdom between Goneril and Regan, two of his daughters, who professed great love for him. These two daughters drove the old man mad by their unnatural conduct.
Lempo Finnish God of frenzied love Finnish
Liris Hebrew A proud but lovely daughter of the race of man, beloved by Rubi, first of the angel host. Her passion was the love of knowledge, and she was captivated by all her lover told her of heaven and the works of God. At last she requested Rubi to appear before her in all his glory, and as she fell into his embrace was burnt to ashes by the rays which issued from him. Hebrew
Loathly Lady France A lady so hideous that no one would marry her except Sir Gawain; and immediately after the marriage her ugliness - the effect of enchantment - disappeared, and she became a model of beauty. Love beautifies. France
Lofn Norse Goddess of love norse
Lover's Leap Greece The promontory from which Sappho threw herself into the sea; now called Santa Maura. Greece
Lucy Christian Patron saint for those afflicted in the eyes. It is said that a nobleman wanted to marry her for the beauty of her eyes; so she tore them out and gave them to him saying, "Now let me live to God." The story says that her eyesight was restored; but the rejected lover accused her of "faith in Christ," and she was martyred by a sword thrust into her neck. Christian
Lulong Borneo Goddess of love Borneo
Lydia Greek Daughter of the King of Lydia, was sought in marriage by Alcestes, a Thracian knight; his suit was refused, and he repaired to the King of Armenia, who gave him an army, with which he laid siege to Lydia. He was persuaded by Lydia to raise the siege. The King of Armenia would not give up the project, and Alcestes slew him. Lydia now set him all sorts of dangerous tasks to "prove the ardour of his love," all of which he surmounted. Lastly, she induced him to kill all his allies, and when she had thus cut off the claws of this love-sick lion she mocked him. Alcestes pined and died, and Lydia was doomed to endless torment in hell, where Astolpho saw her, to whom she told her story. Greek
Lysithea Greek A daughter of Oceanus by Tethys and one of Zeus' lovers. Greek
Mabb Irish "utter intoxication." Originally Queen of Tara,later Queen of the Faeries and mythological queen of Connaught. She dumped her husband, King Conchobar and created nine Irish kings in succession and took each one her lover. She was also a fierce battle queen. Irish
Manmatha Hindu God of love, represented as a young and handsome winged man who wields a bow and arrows. His bow is made of sugarcane with honeybees on it as the string and his arrows are decorated with five kinds of fragrant flowers. Its string is made of a chain of honeybees. Hindu
Mariana Brazil Goddess of love Brazil
Mark Cornwall A mythical king of Cornwall, Sir Tristram's uncle. He lived at Tintagel Castle, and married Isolde the Fair, who was passionately enamoured of his nephew, Sir Tristram. The illicit loves of Isolde and Tristram were proverbial in the Middle Ages.
Melior French A lovely fairy, who carried off Parthenopex of Blois to her secret island in her magic bark. French
Meresger Thebes "She who loves silence". Goddess of the Valley of the Kings at Thebes.
Mestra Greek A daughter of Erysichthon, and granddaughter of Triopas. She was sold by her hungry father, that he might obtain tha means of satisfying his hunger. In order to escape from slavery she prayed to Poseidon, who loved her, and conferred on her the power of metamorphosing herself whenever she was sold, and of thus each time returning to her father. Greek
Mhaya Tanzania Goddess of deserted lovers Tanzania
Morgane s A fay to whose charge Zephyr committed young Passelyon and his cousin Bennucq. Passelyon fell in love with Morgane's daughter, and the adventures of these young lovers are related in the romance of Pereeforest.
Mujaji/ Modjajji Lovedu Africa A goddess of rain immortalized in the book, She by Rider Haggard
Nama Greek A daughter of the race of man, who was beloved by the angel Zaraph. Her one wish was to love purely, intensely, and holily; but she fixed her love on a seraph, a creature, more than her Creator; therefore, in punishment, she was condemned to abide on earth, "unchanged in heart and frame," so long as the earth endureth; but when time is no more, both she and her angel lover will be admitted into those courts "where love never dies." Hebrew
Nambi Masai A goddess of love & of sexuality
Nambi Masai Goddess of love and of sexuality. Masai
Nana Greek A nymph of Sangarius, a river located in present-day Turkey. She became pregnant when an almond from an almond tree fell on her lap. The almond tree had sprung where Agdistis, a mythical being connected with the Phrygian worship of Attes, was slain. Agdistis was a son of Cybele, the Mother of all things. Nana abandoned the baby, who was adopted by his grandmother, Cybele. The baby, Attis, grew up to become Cybele's servant and lover. Greek
Narcissus Greek A son of Cephissus and the nymph Liriope of Thespiae. He was a very handsome youth, but wholly inaccessible to the feeling of love. The nymph Echo, who loved him, but in vain, died away with grief. One of his rejected lovers, however, prayed to Nemesis to punish him for his unfeeling heart. Greek
Nat Norse Night-goddess, daughter of Mimer (Wisdom) and sister of Urd (Fate). She brings to mankind refreshment and inspiration. Her lover is Delling, the red elf of dawn, and their son is Dag (Day). Norse
Neleus Greek A son of Cretheus and Tyro, the daughter of Salmoneus. Tyro, previous to her marriage with Neleus, is said to have loved the river-god Enipeus and in the form of Enipeus Poseidon once appeared to her, and became by her the father of Pelias and Neleus. Tyro exposed the two boys, but they were found and reared by horse-herds, and when they had grown up they learned who their mother was, and Pelias killed their foster-mother, who had ill-used Tyro. Greek
Oenghus Ireland A god of love, youth and poetic inspiration. Ireland
Opiel Aramaic An angel whose name can be found written on Aramaic love charms.
Oshun Santeria Goddess of love, maternity and marriage. Santeria
Oshun Yoruba A spirit-goddess who reigns over love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy. Yoruba
Oshun Ana Yoruba Goddess of love. Yoruba
Osseo Hiawatha Son of the Evening Star. When "old and ugly, broken with age, and weak with coughing," he married Oweenee, youngest of the ten daughters of a North hunter. She loved him in spite of his ugliness and decrepitude, because "all was beautiful within him." One day, as he was walking with his nine sisters-in-law and their husbands, he leaped into the hollow of an oak-tree, and came out "tall and straight and strong and handsome;" but Oweenee at the same moment was changed into a weak old woman, "wasted, wrinkled, old, and ugly;" but the love of Osse'o was not weakened. The nine brothers and sisters-in-law were all transformed into birds for mocking Osseo and Oweenee when they were ugly, and Oweenee, recovering her beauty, had a son, whose delight as he grew up was to shoot at his aunts and uncles, the birds that mocked his father and mother. Hiawatha
Otontecuhtli aka Xiuhtecuhtli Aztec Goddess of the earth, flowers, plants, games and dance, love. She is also the patroness of artisans, prostitutes, pregnant women and birth. Aztec
Pantang Mayag Borneo A goddess of love
Pantang Mayang Borneo Goddess of love Borneo
Paradise Lost Milton Satan rouses the panic-stricken host of fallen angels to tell them about a rumour current in Heaven of a new world about to be created. He calls a council to deliberate what should be done, and they agree to send Satan to search out for the new world. Satan, passing the gulf between Hell and Heaven and the limbo of Vanity, enters the orb of the Sun (in the guise of an angel) to make inquiries as to the new planet's whereabouts; and, having obtained the necessary information, alights on Mount Niphates, and goes to Paradise in the form of a cormorant. Seating himself on the Tree of Life, he overhears Adam and Eve talking about the prohibition made by God, and at once resolves upon the nature of his attack. Gabriel sends two angels to watch over the bower of Paradise, and Satan flees. Raphael is sent to warn Adam of his danger, and tells him the story of Satan's revolt and expulsion out of Heaven, and why and how this world was made. After a time Satan returns to Paradise in the form of a mist, and, entering the serpent, induces Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit. Adam eats "that he may perish with the woman whom he loved." Satan returns to Hell to tell his triumph, and Michael is sent to lead the guilty pair out of the garden. Milton
Peri Arabia Delicate, gentle, fairy-like beings of Eastern mythology, begotten by fallen spirits. They direct with a wand the pure in mind the way to heaven. These lovely creatures, according to the Koran, are under the sovereignty of Eblis; and Mahomet was sent for their conversion, as well as for that of man.
Phaedra Greek A daughter of Minos by Pasiphae or Crete, and the wife of Theseus. She was the stepmother of Hippolytus, the son of Theseus, by Antiope or Hippolyte, and having fallen in love with him he repulsed her, whereupon she calumniated him before Theseus. After the death of Hippolytus, his innocence became known to his father, and Phaedra made away with herself. Greek
Phanes Greek A mystic divinity in the system of the Orphics, is also called Eros, Ericapaeus, Himerus Metis, and Protogonus. He is said to have sprung from the mystic mundane egg, and to have been the father of all gods, and the creator of men. Phanes means "Manifestor" or "Revealer," and is related to the Greek words "light" and "to shine forth." Phanes, or the personification of longing love, is first mentioned by Hesiod (Theogony 201), where he and Eros appear as the companions of Aphrodite. Greek
Philter s A draught or charm to incite in another the passion of love. The Thessalian philters were the most renowned, but both the Greeks and Romans used these dangerous potions, which sometimes produced insanity. Lucretius is said to have been driven mad by a love-potion, and Caligula's death is attributed to some philters administered to him by his wife, C?sonia.
Picus Greek A man turned into a woodpecker by Circe for scorning her love. His wife was Canens, a nymph, who killed herself after he was transformed. They had one son, Faunus. Metamorphoses XIV by Ovid Greek/Roman
Pisacas Hindu Demigods created by Brahma, the creator of the universe. People, with all parts of their bodies smeared with mud; besmearing their friends here and there with mud; speaking, for the sake of love, various beautiful utterances concerning persons having sexual intercourse and the women fit for cohabitation, instigating sex-instinct; saying indecent words and crying aloud - should play. On that day, in the morning, the Pisacas of dreadful sight - the followers of Nikumbha - enter all the human beings. In the evening, they leave the body of one who does so and is bathed and enter that of another, cursing him, who does not do so. Then the bathed persons should worship Kes'ava. Hindu
Pothos Greek A personification of love or desire, was represented along with Eros and Himeros, in the temple of Aphrodite at Megara, by the hand of Scopas. Greek
Pradyumma Davidian/ Tamil A god of love
Prende Albania Goddess of love. Albania
Prende Albanian Goddess of love and consort of the thunder god Perende. Albanian
Priti Hindu Goddess of love and longing. Hindu
Procne Greek Procne or Prokne was a daughter of Pandion and Zeuxippe. She married Tereus and had one son: Itys. Tereus loved his wife's sister, Philomela. He raped her, cut her tongue out and held her captive so she could never tell anyone. Philomela wove a tapestry that told her story and gave it to Procne. In revenge, Procne killed her son by Tereus, Itys, and fed him to Tereus unknowingly. Greek
Promitor Roman The goddess of growing plants, particularly cereals, and of motherly love. Roman
Pronoia Greek Eros appeared, being androgynous. His masculinity is Himeros, being fire from light. His femininity, innate to him as well, is the soul of blood, the solution of the Pronoia... He is very lovely in his beauty, having charm beyond all the creatures of chaos. Then all the gods and their angels, when they beheld Eros, became enamored. And appearing in all of them Eros set them ablaze. Gaian creation myth
Proserpine's Divine Calidore Roman Sleep. In the beautiful legend of Cupid and Psyche, by Apuleius, after Psyche had long wandered about searching for her lost Cupid, she is sent to Prosperine for "the casket of divine beauty," which she was not to open till she came into the light of day. Psyche received the casket, but just as she was about to step on earth, she thought how much more Cupid would love her if she was divinely beautiful; so she opened the casket and found the calidore it contained was sleep, which instantly filled all her limbs with drowsiness, and she slept as it were the sleep of death. Roman
Psamathe Greek A daughter of Crotopus of Argos. She was loved by the god Apollo and by whom she had a son Linus. Greek
Purgatory Jewish The Jewish Rabbi believed that the soul of the deceased was consigned to a sort of purgatory for twelve months after death, during which time it was allowed to visit its dead body and the places or persons it especially loved. This intermediate state they called by various names, as "the bosom of Abraham," "the garden of Eden," "upper Gehenna." The Sabbath was always a free day, and prayer was supposed to benefit those in this intermediate state.
Pururavas and Urvasi Indian An Indian myth similar to that of "Apollo and Daphne." Pururavas is a legendary king who fell in love with Urvasi, a heavenly nymph, who consented to become his wife on certain conditions. These conditions being violated, Urvasi disappeared, and Pururavas, inconsolable, wandered everywhere to find her. Ultimately he succeeded, and they were indissolubly united.
Pyramus Greek The lover of Thisbe. Supposing Thisbe to be torn to pieces by a lion, he stabbed himself, and Thisbe, finding the dead body, stabbed herself also. Both fell dead under a mulberry-tree, which has ever since borne blood red fruit. Greek
Qetesh Egypt Goddess of love and beauty. Egypt
RaHathor (Het-Hert, Het-Heru, Hwt-Hert, Hethara Egipt meaning "House of Horus [the Elder]", was a goddess of many things, from the celestial to the alcoholic! She was a celestial goddess, The Mistress of Heaven. A goddess of love, music and beauty as the Goddess of Love, Cheerfulness, Music and Dance. Hathor was known as the Mother of Mothers and the Celestial Nurse who presided over women, fertility, children and childbirth. Yet Hathor was also a goddess of baser things - she was the Vengeful Eye of Ra, the Lady of Drunkenness, and a goddess of the dead as Lady of the West.
Raga Sanskrit The personification of desire, passion, love and affection. Sanskrit
Raphael Christian/Gnostic The archangel of healing, joy, healing, love, miracles and grace. He inspires humans and is also protective of travelers, guarding and guiding those who take outward or inward journeys. Raphael also grants courage and encourages scientific breakthroughs and knowledge in general. Bedtime story for losers
Rati Balinese Goddess of fertility, love, passion and of sex. Balinese
Rind Norse A personification of the hard frozen earth. Mother of Vale. The loves of Odin and Rind resemble those of Zeus and Europa in Greek legends. Norse
Salmacis Greek The nymph of the well Salmacis, near the mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The nymph fell in love with Hermaphroditos and tried to win his affections, but in vain. Greek
Samiasa Jewish A seraph, who fell in love with Aholibamah, a granddaughter of Cain, and when the flood came, carried her under his wing to some other planet. Jewish
Siebog Wendish The god of love and marriage. He is consort to the goddess of love and marriage Sieba. Wendish
Sirens Greek Mythical beings who were believed to have the power of enchanting and charming, by their song, any one who heard them. When Odysseus, in his wanderings through the Mediterranean, came near the island on the lovely beach of which the Sirens were sitting, and endeavouring to allure him and his companions, he, on the advice of Circe, stuffed the ears of his companions with wax, and tied himself to the mast of his vessel, until he was so far off that he could no longer hear their song. Greek
Siwa Slavic Fertility and love goddess. Slavic
Sjofn Norse One of the goddesses. She delights in turning men's hearts to love. Norse
Sulmanitu W Semitic The fertility goddess concerned with love & war
Sulmanitu W Semitic , Goddess of fertility concerned with love and war Semitic
Theophane Greek A daughter of Bisaltes, who, in consequence of her extraordinary beauty, was beleaguered by lovers, but was carried off by Poseidon to the isle of Crinissa. As the lovers followed her even there, Poseidon metamorphosed the maiden into a sheep and himself into a ram, and all the inhabitants of the island into animals. Greek
Tlazolteotl/ Ixcuiname Aztec A goddess of death, filth, love, licentiousness, sex, sport, gambling, uncertainty, witchcraft, intoxication & pleasure
Tu Er Shen Chinese A Chinese deity who manages the love and sex between men. His name literally means "rabbit deity".
Turan Etruscan A goddess of love & the tutelary deity of Vulci
Turan Etruscan Goddess of love and the tutelary deity of Vulci. Etruscan
Ursule Haiti Goddess of love Haiti/Vodun
Venus Greek The goddess of love among the Romans, and more especially of sensual love. Previously to her identification with the Greek Aphrodite, she was one of the least important divinities in the religion of the Romans, and it is observed by the ancients themselves, that her name was not mentioned in any of the documents relating to the kingly period of Roman history.
Venus/ Dion/ Cytherea Roman A goddess of love, beauty, springtime, vineyards
Willow Pattern s The tradition. The mandarin had an only daughter named Li-chi, who fell in love with Chang, a young man who lived in the island home represented at the top of the pattern, and who had been her father's secretary. The father overheard them one day making vows of love under the orange-tree, and sternly forbade the unequal match; but the lovers contrived to elope, lay concealed for a while in the gardener's cottage, and thence made their escape in a boat to the island home of the young lover. The enraged mandarin pursued them with a whip, and would have beaten them to death had not the gods rewarded their fidelity by changing them both into turtle-doves. The picture is called the willow pattern not only because it is a tale of disastrous love, but because the elopement occurred "when the willow begins to shed its leaves."