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This character is regarded as a deity of love (which, more often than not, includes sexual lust as well). Most likely a member of the setting's ruling pantheon, but could be any character (including a mortal) who is regarded by other characters as a goddess of love. Male love gods are included in this trope. It is called "Love Goddess" rather than "Love Deity" because the females are much more common.

TheMatchmaker is her GodJob; her role in any given plot is most likely to put characters into a relationship. Thus, she is a [[DefiedTrope walking defiance of tropes]] such as WillTheyOrWontThey and TwiceShy. Naturally, this does not preclude a MatchMakerCrush.

As a character, they're likely to be an EthicalSlut, GoodBadGirl, HotGod, SexGod, or all of the above. If she is like Cupid, then she will have archery skills. Often overlaps with a FoodGod as well to associate different types of fertility.

{{Historical Domain Character}}s like Aphrodite and Freyja count as separate examples when they appear ''as characters'' in separate works of fiction. For example, ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' count, since Aphrodite is a character in some episodes, while ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' so far does ''not'' count: Freyja is a part of the northern pantheon, but unlike Thor, she has so far never really been part of the plot. [[note]]Aphrodite, on the other hand, has made a cameo appearance, but that's just it: a cameo appearance in which she and her entire pantheon were {{unperson}}ed.[[/note]]

Contrast WarGod, this trope's polar opposite. Mythology and media in general [[OddFriendship tend to]] [[OppositesAttract pair these two]] [[GodCouple up regardless]].

These deities will often or not need ThePowerOfLove to live and function while ThePowerOfHate can outright kill them.

Strictly speaking in terms of historical cultural significance, gods of love were often considered [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower one of the most powerful members of the pantheon]]. God of love does not just cover romantic love; [[TheFourLoves it covers all types of love]], including [[InLoveWithYourCarnage love for]] [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence violence, war]] (especially with the WarGod) and alcohol (hence why Aphrodite wandered about the battlefield at Troy), and the obsessive kinds that make you [[LoveMakesYouDumb stupid]], [[LoveMakesYouEvil evil]] or [[LoveMakesYouCrazy crazy]]. This makes them gods you never, ever want to cross.

Compare CupidsArrow.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Urd from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' likes to consider herself a Goddess of Love, but Peorth is a love goddess in a more [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold sexual sense]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': The Namekian Dragon is also the Namekian God of Love. It is worth noting that Namekians are mono-gendered and reproduce asexually, which probably explains why it's the side-portfolio of a low-ranking high end wish-granter, rather than the central role of a major deity like for most ''human'' religions.
* Suzaku from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' is the God of Love. His rival, Seiryuu is the God of War.
* [[MeaningfulName Venus]], mother of main character Samatarou from ''Anime/KamisamaKazoku'', is the goddess of love.
* A slight variation in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' includes Katsuragi Keima, who is the God of Conquest. He is able to make any girl fall in love with him in games and, apparently, in [[GenreSavvy reality too]].
* The proposed divinity of Yuri in ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'' is linked to Ishtar (see mythology below).
* We get a strange example from the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga and its prequel ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'': Minako may be of human birth, but is openly described by Artemis and others as the goddess of beauty, love and war, unable to ever find her true love (in fact the one person she had ever truly loved [[spoiler: died by her hand at the end of ''Sailor V'' because he was a Dark Kingdom underling]], and it's made clear she would always choose duty over love) but capable of bringing lovers together with her mere presence. Note that she is the ''only'' character in the series ever called a goddess or anything divine.
* Mikage was a god of matchmaking in ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'', which is assumed to continue on with his successor Nanami.
* ''Literature/{{Gate}}'' has Rory Mercury, who is the oldest demigod (961 years) in that world under the god of destruction, chaos and war, and she [[BloodKnight loves fighting]] with actual ecstasy just by being close to a battlefield(or simply people fighting). She wanted to become the goddess of love when she upgrades to the god status(at the 1000 year mark of becoming a demigod.) seemingly no other gods have taken up the place in their world.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Mistress Love is one of the cosmic forces in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.
* Aphrodite appeared in ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'', but resigned because she no longer felt she could serve in that role. She was succeeded by the siren [[ComicBook/AgentsOfAtlas Venus.]]
** It should be noted that Venus, who starred in her own comicbook series in the 50s, was supposed to be THE goddess of love; that she was a siren with identity issues all along is a later {{Retcon}}.
* Freya is one of the main characters in ''ComicBook/{{Valhalla}}'', and is presented as an EthicalSlut and one of the saner members of the cast. One album ("Freya's Necklace") focuses on Heimdall, Odin and Freya and how she as Goddess of Love embodies both the physical and emotional acts of love ([[DirtyOldMan Odin is only interested in her sexually]], while [[KnightInShiningArmor Heimdall]] [[CourtlyLove is only interested her platonically]]).
* The Predator Entity of the Emotional Spectrum in the Franchise/DCUniverse seems to be one, as it is the embodiment of the violet light of love.
* [[ComicBook/TheEnchantress Amora the Enchantress]] in ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' technically counts as she used to be Freyja in a previous Asgardian incarnation, and [[LivingAphrodisiac her power]] emphasizes [[TheVamp seduction]] and [[MsFanservice sex appeal]].
* There's a [[http://cartoons.osu.edu/digital_albums/nellbrinkley/5.php#anchor towheaded cupid]] following the protagonist of ''ComicBook/GoldenEyesAndHerHeroBill'' who's alternately referred to as Love, "[[AllCaps LOVE]]," and "The God of Love."

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In a ''Dungeons and Dragons'' FanFic, even ''orcs'' [[http://www.reocities.com/Area51/Vault/9974/orcgods.htm have love goddesses.]]
** Kislova: goddess of "light, kindness, mercy, growth, life, love, family"
** Baalibastus: goddess of "love, beauty, fire, passion, animals, children"
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' takes the approach that Cadence ''isn't'' the Alicorn that represents love as canon implies (see Western Animation below), with that role falling to her older sister Venus instead (it's just that Cadence's powers are similar enough that she can ''remind'' ponies that they're in love). At one point, Entropy, the goddess of nothingness, claims that love comes from nothing, so she also represents love.
* Besides Cupid in ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', there's Charity, Phileo, Xenia, and a rogue cherub named Eros, who spreads fiery arrows of lust.
* Well, something like that anyway. From ''Fanfic/LokiAgentOfDoomgard'' comes Loki Goddess of Seduction and Intoxication (the Loki of Metropolis 51). Well yes she is mostly goddess of the sex and conquest aspect of the love domain, and she is also god of of mind altering substances (including but not limited to alcohol).

* Uma Thurman played Venus in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen''.
* Ursula Andress played Aphrodite in the 1981 ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}''.
* The Hallmark version of ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts'' leaves out Aphrodite but has Hera ordering Eros to shoot Medea with one of his arrows and make her fall in love with Jason. This version portrays Eros as being made completely of fire.
* The film ''Film/OneTouchOfVenus'' and its remake have a statue of Venus de Milo coming to life and understandably causing wacky hijinx in the protagonist's life.

* In ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', Sir Francis Cromarty points out a statue of Kali, and says that she is the Hindu goddess of love and death. "Of death, perhaps," replies Passepartout, "but of love -- that ugly old hag? Never!"
* There are number of love goddesses in Adam R. Brown's ''Literature/AstralDawn'' series.The most notable goddess of love is Ixchel of the Mayan pantheon. She's also ironically Caspian's love interest.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has at least three.
** Astoria the Ephebian Goddess of Love. According to the Great God Om, "[[TheDitz a complete bubblehead]]".
** Petulia, Ephebian Goddess of, er, [[TheOldestProfession Negotiable Affection]] might count, too.
** And the troll pantheon has Chondrodite, who makes trolls fall in love by hitting them with a rock.
* ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' gave a cameo to Aphrodite when the group went to Olympus. She basically strutted out, sexfully supported her lover Ares in an argument, and then strutted away, having made the male protagonists temporarily forget their own names. Meanwhile Eros hovers nearby and makes lewd comments at April.
** There's also Hel, who could be called a sex goddess. In the [[AliensMadeThemDoIt most horrible]] [[NightmareFetishist way possible]]. [[spoiler:Half of her body is the most magically irresistible woman possible, while the other half ''[[ILoveTheDead is a corpse]]'']].
* One of the ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' novelizations "All You Need Is A Love Spell" has a family from Greece move to Westbridge. They turn out to be [[AncientGrome Mars and Venus and their son Cupid]]. Venus is portrayed as stunningly beautiful but a complete airhead and quite manipulative. Cupid meanwhile is actually being manipulated by his parents into thinking that Sabrina is his Psyche from mythology. He also misuses his powers to make the wrong couples fall in love at school.
* ''Literature/TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' has Dweia, who loves all things but especially Althalus. She's an interesting variation in that it's primarily maternal rather than romantic love.
* ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'' by Creator/CSLewis, as a retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, includes the primordial Ungit as a love goddess, and the God of the Mountain, as a love god.
* The Last Literature/ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant introduces the Lover, a third AnthropomorphicPersonification on par with the Creator and the Despiser, who is characterized as female. Except that the Despiser didn't much care for that, so he seduced the Lover and betrayed her, to taint all love forever, and both of them got [[SealedEvilInACan trapped in the Land]] for their troubles. The Despiser became [[BigBad Lord Foul]]; the Lover became [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds She Who Must Not Be Named]].
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'':
** In ''The Titan's Curse'', Aphrodite shows up to tell Percy to [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl rescue Annabeth]]. She tells him that she will mess with his love live just for fun, [[ShipperOnDeck though she wants him and Annabeth to get together]]... she just thinks it should happen in the most dramatic way possible, with lots of indecision and confusion. Her appearance also changes to become closer to Percy's ideal of beauty.
** In ''[[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The Mark of Athena]]'', Annabeth, Piper and Hazel meet Venus, who isn't very different from Aphrodite. Her appearance changes to make Annabeth jealous.
** In ''[[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The House of Hades]]'', Jason and Nico meet Cupid. [[spoiler: He isn't quite as nice as his mother.]]
* Xochiquetzal, the Aztec goddess of lust and childbirth, features prominently in ''Servant of the Underworld'', the first book of the ''Literature/ObsidianAndBlood'' trilogy.
* R'hllor, The Lord Of Light of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', represents fire, life and sex.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'':
** Aphrodite was portrayed as a ValleyGirl with HiddenDepths and an even more HiddenHeartOfGold, played by Alexandra Tydings.
** These shows also feature her son Cupid (portrayed by Karl Urban), and an AlternateUniverse where Ares is the God of Love. In "A Comedy of Eros", Cupid's son, Baby Bliss, steals Cupid's arrows and causes chaos by indiscriminately causing people to fall in love.
* Hathor pops up in a season 1 episode of ''Series/StargateSG1''. Of course, since the Goa'uld are TheEmpire and controlling the masses by posing as gods, "love" equals "brainwashing gas makes you act infatuated while carrying out Hathor's every whim."
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', angels of love are called "Cupids", who manifest as nude men rather than diapered babies.
--> '''Cupid''': (While hugging Castiel) Love is more than word to me you know. I love love. I love it and if that's wrong I don't wanna be right.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'':
** In a two-part season finale, the girls were given the powers of the Greek gods, with Phoebe as the goddess of love. Men fell in love with her instantly and she basically created a harem-cult when the power was going to her head.
** The series also shows Cupids a few time, who are basically spirits who spread love. [[spoiler: Phoebe ends up marrying one.]]
* Vanna White played Venus in a forgettable 1988 romantic comedy TV movie titled (what else?) ''Goddess of Love''.
* ''Series/TheAlmightyJohnsons'', a show about Norse gods hiding in New Zealand, had two:
** Michele (Sjofn) is a minor goddess (as everyone keeps reminding her), but a goddess of love, lust, and mischief.
** Freya, goddess of love and marriage, is much more restrained, and her human identity is a mystery for much of the series.

* Literature/ArsGoetia has multiple ''demons'' that cause love.
* Several indo-european dawn goddesses, such as the hindu Ushas and baltic Aushrine, a function that was probably inherited by the common proto-indo-european goddess from which they descend, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hausos Hausos]]. Eos from Myth/GreekMythology may have also been a love goddess (see below).
* Myth/NorseMythology has Freyja. Like Ishtar and Inanna (see below), she is a goddess of sex and war.
* Myth/EgyptianMythology has several, including:
** Bast
** Hathor
* Myth/ClassicalMythology has two or four depending on whether or not you consider the Roman pantheon to be separate or the same pantheon with different names:
** Aphrodite in Greek Mythology. As much a goddess of lust as of love--or as we put it in describing [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar the war she started]], the goddess of mad hot sexx0rs-- encouraging people to get it on as much as possible whenever and wherever they can, which is how she started UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.
*** Some theorists divided Aphrodite into two aspects or personas, Aphrodite Urania, the "heavenly Aphrodite" of sublime love, and what in the Roman version was called Venus Vulgivaga, the "Venus of the people" who was in charge of purely sexual love. In some versions Aphrodite had a dark aspect, for instance in Sparta she was portrayed wearing armour and one of her epithets was ''Androphonos'' "the man-killer".
*** It should be noted that the ancient Greeks didn't view "love" between a man and woman as a good thing. Partially because it was considered an animal's instinct and a distraction from more important things such as war and philosophy depending on the area, and partially because they believed women to be objects, and therefore loving them was inferior to their "people" centered loves of agape and phillia. This led the anchient Greeks to see Aphrodite as a villainous figure.
*** Venus (in the Roman version)
** Eros (or Pothos) in Greek Mythology. Aphrodite's son, sent (sometimes reluctantly) to put his mother's nefarious plots in action. Portrayed much more sympathetically than his mother.
*** Depends on who tells the story. In Hesiod's Theogony, Eros is one of the primal gods (brother to Gaia and Tartaros) and thus older than Aphrodite. Also in most myths Eros engages in all kinds of mischief without needing Aphrodite's orders to do so. The story of Eros and Psyche, where he is portrayed as her reluctant servant, is so late that it can be considered literature more than actual mythology.
*** Amor (or Cupid(o)) (in the Roman version)
** There were also a few less well-known love deities, for instance Anteros, the god of requited love who was particularly associated with homosexual love, and Himeros, god of sexual desire. There were also some minor deities belonging to Aphrodite's train or sometimes assisted her, most notably the three Graces and Peitho, goddess of persuasion (who helped Aphrodite to get Helena in bed with Paris).
** Dionysos or Bacchus, while not a god of love per se, was god of ecstasy, which included sexual ecstasy, as became evident in the Bacchanalia.
** According to some Bible students, Artemis of the city Ephesus was worshiped as the goddess of love.
** Eos, the [[LightEmUp goddess of dawn]], may originally have had this role, based on similar other indo-european dawn goddesses, and her own promiscuity, though ultimately her functions passed to the deities above. Almost as if lampshading this, [[{{Irony}} she is cursed with lust by Aprhodite in surviving myths]].
* The East Semitic[[note]]Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian[[/note]] Ishtar - and her Sumerian predecessor Inanna - was a goddess of love ''and'' war. Cynics might argue that [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence those aren't all that inappropriate together]], though; and as would Shakespeare and a number of others say, "All's fair in love and war."
* In [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish myth]], Aengus Og is a male example, associated with love and sexuality as well as youth and beauty. The Morrighan is primarily a war goddess, but has strong elements of fertility and sexuality, similar to Ishtar.
* In Voudun/Voodoo, Erzulie Dantor is the lwa of love. (There is one God in the Voudun pantheon, and the lwa are intermediaries between him and the mortal world: they have distinct, multifaceted personalities, like the Greek Gods, but are considered more like the equivalent of angels).
** The related religion Santeria, a blend of Catholicism and the religion of the African Yoruban people, has Oshun (also spelled Oxun). She's the orisha (a divine intermediary similar to lwa) of romantic and sexual love: people concealing Santeria under the guise of Catholicism represent her with a figure of the Virgin Mary.
* Armenian pagan mythology had the goddess Astghik.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshun Oshun]] from the Yoruba religion.
* Etruscan mythology has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turan_(mythology) Turan]].
* Myth/HinduMythology has at least two. First is Kamadeva, who's [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent equivalent]] to Eros. Other is Lakshmi, who's also associate with fortune, wealth and wisdom.
* {{UsefulNotes/Buddhism}} has an interesting version: the demon king is named Mara, which means "death," but can also be called Kama or Mara-Kama, with ''kama'' meaning "love." He basically symbolizes everything that can keep someone from enlightenment, and tried to tempt the Buddha from meditation with his three daughters, Taṇhā (Craving), Arati (Boredom), and Raga (Passion). However, the Buddha only saw them as decrepit old hags, and his resilience was enough to earn their praise.
* Myth/AztecMythology has Xochiquetzal for erotic love, Chalchiuhtlicue for chaste love, and Xochipilli for same-sex love.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Idra in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting Scarred Lands.
* The ''Dungeons and Dragons'' TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting has several Goddesses of Love, including:
** Sune (humans)
** Hanali Celanil (elves)
** Sharindlar (dwarves)
** Sharess - the goddess of lust, love, sensual fulfillment and cats (she apparently used to be Bast, but got hit by wanderlust in the distant past and fell out of the Mulhorandi pantheon and semi-warrior goddess status and into the Faerûnian pantheon). Almost fell under Shar's influence, but was busted out around the Time of Troubles, and ended up as an exarch (semi-divine assistant, more or less) of Sune by 4E.
* Generic ''Dungeons and Dragons'' (works not specific to any certain setting) have a lot of them:
** Ai Ch'hing: Kara-Turan goddess of love, marriage
** Evening Glory (Libris Mortis), lesser goddess of love, beauty and immortality through undeath.
** Iallanis, lesser goddess of good giants, love, forgiveness, mercy and beauty.
** Isis (also known as Ishtar): Mulhorandi goddess of weather, rivers, agriculture, love, marriage, good magic.
** Kiltzi: Maztican god of health, love, happiness, children
** Lastai (Book of Exalted Deeds), demigoddess of pleasure, love, and passion.
** Sehanine: Unaligned goddess of Illusion, Love and the Moon. Seasonal god of autumn and patron of elves.
** Sheela Peryroyl: Halfling goddess of nature, agriculture, weather, song, dance, beauty, romantic love.
** Sheyanna Flaxenstrand, intermediate gnome goddess of love, beauty and passion.
** Wee Jas, Sune goddess of love, beauty, death, magic and law. The combination of law and love makes her the goddess of PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'''s Shelyn is basicly the main LoveGoddess of its pantheon.
** Any God/Goddess/Deity with the Love subdomain could count.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has two gods of love: One god of sexual love, and one god of parental love. These gods are named Slaanesh and Nurgle, and with ''Warhammer 40K'' being the CrapsackWorld that it is, both gods are genocidal soul-devouring demon-lords with maximized {{Squick}} factor (Slaanesh is a hermaphroditic incarnation of desire spawned by millenia of reckless hedonism by a psychic species; Nurgle feels love for ''everything'', it's just that germs, bacteria and vermin outnumber sentient species, and they need love too...).
* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' has at least two: Travia for familiar love (and home and hearth), and Rahja for romantic love and lust (passion, wine and horses, too)
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has Venus, the Maiden of Serenity. Love is only one of the many things she's goddess of - she handles health, positive emotions, and pleasure in general - but it's one of the more focused-on. (Venus also wears blue, which is why brothels in the Exalted setting are associated with blue instead of red.)

* ''Theatre/OnceOnThisIsland'' features four main gods, including Erzulie, the goddess of love.
* ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus'' features the Greek goddess of love in LivingStatue form.
* The goddess Freia, Music/RichardWagner's ''Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The [[SaintlyChurch Aedric Divines]] pantheon has two, representing different aspects of love. Mara, actually called the Goddess of Love, represents the platonic, marriage, and family aspects of love. Dibella, the Goddess of Beauty, instead represents the carnal and sexual aspects of love.
** Conversely, while "love" is stretching it, Mephala is a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] whose sphere is "obscured to mortals", but who is associated with [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation, lies, sex, and secrets]]. As one can probably guess, she represents the darker and manipulative aspects associated with sex, specifically its ability to make mortals betray one another and destroy trust.
* Aphrodite appears in the third VideoGame/GodOfWar game. Naturally, it includes a sex-scene between her and the player character, Kratos.
** Such ''power!''
* The ''VideoGame/WildArms'' series has Raftina, the Guardian of Love and one of the Guardian Lords [[FantasyPantheon that rule over the other Guardians]].
* As you might expect, a number of these appear in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei''. In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', you actually look one up to get a friend of yours some romantic advice.
* The good-aligned Erollisi Marr is the Goddess of Love and Hunting in ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' and ''VideoGame/EverQuestII''. There's also Tholuxe Paells, the evil Demi-God of Lust. Not just sexual lust, but bloodlust and any other forms.
* Both Aphrodite and Cupid (Roman version, not just Eros in his more popular name) are playable deities in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'', Aphrodite being a Support Mage whose gameplays revolve around forming soulmate bonds as her 'lover', which she can break up more on a whim's notice, whichever is more beneficial at the time, while Cupid is a marksman/ADC with love-based themes and can toss out life-restoring hearts to help his allies.
** The game also features Freya, but she's less about a LoveGoddess, but more about the fact that she's the Queen of Valkyries.
* Aphrodite, Freya, and Hathor are all minor deities in ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology''.
* In ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana'', the Goddess of Mana is often said to be this, or sometimes even [[AnthropomorphicPersonification stated to be love itself]]. [[spoiler:And as the game will show you through its story, [[LoveMakesYouEvil this is NOT a good thing]].]]
* ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' has Alonai, the EarthMother personification of love, innocence and life. While she initially seems too kindly and naïve for the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou setting]], she's sometimes portrayed in roleplay in more depth as codependent, violently [[GaiasVengeance protective]] of those she values, and willing to use MoreThanMindControl to keep their allegiance.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', Hivena is the Goddess of Love and Fertility. She is quite amoral, willing to use mortals as pawns for her own sinister ends.
* [[AlphaBitch Aphrodite]] and her eternally adolescent son [[{{Bishonen}} Eros]] in ''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. Aphrodite's preferred lover and one of Eros' possible fathers is, of course, [[WarGod Ares]].
* Aphrodite shows up in ''Literature/ChronoHustle''.
* ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' has Malcolm, a gigantic gravel-munching stone head who's worshipped by a talking butterfly and his band of deranged love cultists. It makes about as much sense as it sounds.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' animated series, Aphrodite appears as a secondary character once in a while. Her main trait is her EarWorm ThemeTune.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Princess Cadence has an unique power to spread love to those around her. Her introductory episode shows a flashback where she patched a bickering couple's relationship.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Cupid appears more as a cherub who spreads love than a true god of love.
* A music artist called The Love God appears in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' as a headliner act at a music festival. Turns out, he's actually the Love God, and Mabel stealing one of his love potions is what kick-starts that episode's plot.