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->''I sing of golden-throned Hera whom Rhea bare. Queen of the Immortals is she, surpassing all in beauty: she is the sister and wife of loud-thundering Zeus,--the glorious one whom all the blessed throughout high Olympos reverence and honour even as Zeus who delights in thunder.''
-->--'''Homeric Hymn 12 to Hera''' (translation: Evelyn-White)

This is when two [[AGodAmI god-like]] characters (be they [[PowersThatBe actual gods]] or merely [[PhysicalGod extremely powerful]]) become a couple.

Might be a BattleCouple. Very likely experiences EternalLove. For the other type of "couple," see SuperCouple. A subtrope of DivineDate, which may only involve one actual god.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': [[{{Satan}} Hild]] and [[{{God}} Kami-sama]] were one in the past until [[spoiler: they were [[StarcrossedLovers forcefully separated]] by the Judgement Gate]]. Kami-sama and his current wife Ansuz are a straighter version.
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': In the end [[spoiler:Second World Yukki becomes his world's [[PhysicalGod Deus (God of Space and Time)]], and then Third World Yuno is given First World Yuno's memories and becomes her own world's Deus so that he doesn't have to spend any more time alone, after he has already spent 10,000 years ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld without aging a day]]) alone.]]
* ''Anime/{{Kyousogiga}}'': Lady Koto and [[spoiler:Inari]] can be considered this as Lady Koto borrowed the form of a Bodhisattva and [[spoiler:Inari]] is [[spoiler:the god in charge of life/creation.]]
* Promotional materials for ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' depict [[spoiler:Demon!]]Homura and [[spoiler:Goddess!]]Madoka as this. [[TrailersAlwaysLie The truth is more...complicated]], as neither knows what the other is and the [[StoryBreakerPower plot]] [[RuleOfDrama requires]] that they don't hold power simultaneously.
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* Quite a few DC {{What If}}s pair Superman and Wonder Woman, giving the impression that the authors consider it BetterThanCanon. For example:
** ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain,'' possibly the first major example. Interesting because [[DestructoNookie when Wonder Woman and Superman made love it caused earthquakes, hurricanes, twisters, tsunamis, and other fun stuff]].
** At the end of ComicBook/KingdomCome, not only have Supes and Diana hooked up (Lois Lane's death is a major backstory point), but she's pregnant with a [[GooGooGodlike baby reality warper]]. (Or, at least, a baby. The RealityWarper thing is mostly in the sequel.)
** [[ComicBook/JLAActOfGod Act Of God]] has them get together, though you can argue about whether it fits this trope, since they're depowered at the time.
** And as of 2012, it's become ''canon'', as the [[Comicbook/{{New52}} latest reboot]] has eliminated Superman's relationship with Lois Lane.
* In a ShoutOut to the above examples, ''ComicBook/PS238'' revolves around the son of {{exp|y}}ies of Superman and Wonder Woman, with the twist that he has no powers. His parents are deep in denial.
* On Marvel's side, there was a What If/alternate universe story where Thor and Storm hooked up. God of thunder and goddess of the storms; their love [[DestructoNookie literally cracked the world.]]
* In the Creator/CrossGen universe, every couple between the First, Secundae, Atlanteans, and Sigil-Bearers, with special nods to Altwaal/Raamia, Evinlea/God-Emperor Charon, and anything involving [[HumanoidAbomination Miranda]] [[MsFanservice Cross]].
* ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' ReallyGetsAround in general, so it's no surprise that several paramours have been of divine origin. He's been confirmed to have bedded Snowbird (divine servant of Inuit gods), Queen Alflyse of Svartheim (dark elf of Norse legend, and certainly well beyond mortal power level), and his wife Hebe (daughter of Zeus and Hera, Greek goddess of youth). It's strongly suggested that he's been with several female jotuns (Norse giants) simultaneously, and he has hit on other female divinities when the opportunity presented itself (including Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele... while the world was being consumed by the Chaos King).
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* TD and Celestia eventually strike one up in ''[[FanFic/TheNonBronyverse TD the Alicorn Princess]]'', after he accidentally ends up taking Twilight's place and ascends as an alicorn.
* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' fic, Anoia (Goddess Of Things That Get Stuck In Drawers) has forged an alliance with Cephut, the resourceful God of Cutlery, on the grounds that somebody has to manufacture the things that get stuck in kitchen drawers (Cephut) and if somebody else contrives for them to stick in there (Anoia) this generates an upward synergetic circle of benefit to both deities. Everybody wins.
* In the ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' fandom, it's ''very'' common to see the [[AnthropomorphicPersonifications Nations]] paired up together.
* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Strife, the Draconequus of Conflict and Natural Selection, and Mortis, the Alicorn of Death and Rebirth, fell in love and got married. Apparently Ponythulhu was the ring bearer at their wedding.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Xibalba and La Muerte from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', seem to swing in and out of this; they both love to make bets and Xibalba always cheats, leading to them becoming estranged until La Muerte takes him back.
* ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman'' featured Bar-El and Lilo who both have the same powers as Supes when they arrived on Earth.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Hancock}}'' deals with the aftermath, as the titular character recovers his memory and meets his ex.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin short story "The Birthday of the World", the God of a particular country is a [[BrotherSisterIncest married brother-sister pair]]. Upon the death of either husband ("God Himself") or wife ("God Herself"), the remaining partner ceases to be God and two of their children marry and become God in their turn.
* [[spoiler: Orb/Gaia and Parry/Satan]] in ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality''. Also, arguably Fate's occasional affairs with Chronos or Mars.
* Almost all of the [[FantasyPantheon Valar]] in Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium are part of couples, Manwë/Varda and Aulë/Yavanna being the most significant. Out of the 14 Valar, only Ulmo and Niënna are single. [[GodOfEvil Melkor]] (if you count him) too, after a bad breakup with a [[EldritchAbomination giant spider]] over some jewelry.
* In the ''Literature/TairenSoul'' series, truemates are always equal in power to their other half, so this happens comparatively often. One example is Shan and Elfeya- an incredibly talented warrior and mage, respectively- who were [[spoiler:and are]] beloved heroes of the Fey. Their daughter, [[spoiler:Ellysetta]], was also this trope with her truemate.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Summer Lady [[spoiler:Lily]] and her Knight [[spoiler:Fix]] become lovers. As [[OurFairiesAreDifferent living representations of the season]], their power is vital to the continued function of the world.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Two Qs mated in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. They were in human form at the time, so their baby was also human (but matured into a Q as she aged)
** And ''another couple'' in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In this case it was, in fact, as Qs and their creation of a fully Q offspring was considered a ''much'' bigger deal.
* ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'' episode "Let the Games Begin". An angel and a devil have a contest over who gets a dead person's soul. At the end they give into their growing attraction to each other and get together.
* On ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', this is Alpha's plan at the end of season 1. It doesn't go well.
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[[folder:Mythology]]
* From Myth/{{Greek myth|ology}}:
** Before he married Hera, Zeus had a succession of relationships, some of which sometimes were described as marriages, with various goddesses: Metis, Themis, Eurynome, Demeter (another sister of his), Mnemosyne, and Leto. But often the marriage to Hera was seen as the only 'proper' one (Hera being the goddess of marriage, among other things), and it certainly was the most enduring and was treated by the Greeks as the archetype humans should aspire to. According to myth, when Zeus and Hera married all other gods assembled to reverence them and give them presents. By all accounts, it was an impressive affair. As George [=O'Connor=] recounts it in the GraphicNovel ''Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory'':
-->''The wedding night of Zeus and Hera lasted three hundred years. For what meaning does time have to those who are both ageless and deathless? Those three hundred years were the happiest time for all who dwelled on the entire Earth. For when the gods are happy, all is happy.''
** Zeus and [[PrettyBoy Gany]][[EvenTheGuysWantHim mede]] were often given offerings together by the Greeks. The relationship had more staying power than most of Zeus' innumerable other conquests, given Ganymede's ascension to godhood, his set place in Olympus and his evading a horrific end by [[ClingyJealousGirl Hera]], so it's safe to say that they count.
** Another of Zeus' mortal lovers who was achieved godhood was Semele; here however it was largely because of the intervention of her son Dionysus who went down to Hades to bring her back. As an immortal her name became Thyone. Semele's sister Ino, who had acted as Dionysus' nurse, also became a goddess under the name Leucothea.
** Hades and Persephone.
** Poseidon and Amphitrite (a Titaness).
** The story of Apollo and Hyacinthus may have been this originally. While generally referred to as simply a prince of Sparta, scholars believe Hyacinthus originally was a minor nature deity of an early pagan religion that was replaced by the Greek religion.
** Aphrodite and Ares are often portrayed as lovers but sometimes termed man and wife. However, more usually it was said that Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus, so it became pretty funny when he would catch them in the act with an unbreakable iron net.
** Typhon and Echidna, as children of [[MotherNature Gaia]] and [[{{Hell}} Tartarus]], are a monstrous take on this.
* Myth/RomanMythology as usual largely oriented itself after the Greek myths, thus Zeus' equivalent Jupiter is married to Juno, Pluto to Proserpina, and Neptune to Salacia. Mars, the Roman god of war and agriculture, however, was somewhat different from his Greek counterpart Ares, and was usually paired with the war-goddess Bellona, who [[DependingOnTheAuthor is variously described]] as his wife, sister or daughter.
* In Polynesian mythology, Pala-Mao and Kumi-Kahi, [[BoysLove both of which male]], as well as many others.
* Myth/EgyptianMythology had Isis and Osiris.
** Egyptian mythology actually had each god and goddess being partnered up with a deity compatible to them. You don't find many single gods of Egypt.
* Myth/NorseMythology: Óðinn and Frigg, Þór and Sif, Loki and Angrboða (this is God on Giant action technically[[note]]or even ''Giant'' on Giant action -- Loki is a Giant who is a God because he got adopted as a brother by Óðinn. As one might guess, the differences between Gods and Giants weren't always all that clear in Norse mythology.[[/note]])
* Myth/HinduMythology has many examples, but probably among the most well-known are Shiva and Parvati.
** Another well-known example would be Vishnu and Lakshmi. Oftentimes, devotees will make a request to Vishnu through Lakshmi, because it is said that he will not refuse a request from her.
* Izanagi and his wife, Izanami, the creator deities of Japan according to Shintoism in Myth/JapaneseMythology.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* Given [[AGodIsYou the nature of the game]], this is practically inevitable in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''.
** It's also a major part of the roles of the Exalted in the First Age. Lunars were meant to be the consorts and companions of Solars, and Solar-Lunar marriages were the norm.
** There is also a divine couple with Plot Device level significance, namely [[spoiler:[[BigBad The Ebon Dragon]] and the Scarlet Empress]]. Depending on what kind of Exalt you are, you might want to stop their nuptial, or prevent others from doing so.
* One of the more well-known pairings comes from the ForgottenRealms setting, Kelemvor, God of Death; and Mystra, Goddess of Magic, are a couple. An interesting example in that both deities were mortals who met and formed a relationship during the Time of Troubles, which carried over after they ascended. The relationship was public knowledge among the laity, going so far as to have joint ceremonies and rituals between their respective priesthoods. During the Trial of Cyric, though, the relationship was broken off after their competence and impartiality was brought into question: Kelemvor went out of his way to reward heroic souls who died and punish the cowardly and evil, leading to a break in the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil; while Mystra began withholding magic from evil spellcasters, to much the same result.
* While several of the classic mythological pairings are featured in ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'', it's taken for granted that they're willing to overlook the occasional dalliances with mortals that lead to the title characters. In one case, however (that of Vishnu and Lakshmi), the book actually lists a few ways to produce Scions of either that ''don't'' require infidelity. (Shiva and Parvati... well, let's just say Parvati isn't thrilled about her husband's "yoga classes" in the World.)
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Two characters in ''Webcomic/{{Antiheroes}}'' are the twin sons of a GodCouple, specifically a powerful fiend and an equally powerful celestial. The in-laws were not happy.
* ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' has (in the {{Backstory}}) She-Is and He-Is. It did not turn out well.
* ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}'': Sagara, who used to be an item with Vasuki, as both are sura. It has been stated that many sura have had relationships with each other.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Vestoria and Aldius of ''[[VisualNovel/FantasiaOtomeGameSeries Fantasia - Realm of Thanos]]''. Too bad Aldius is killed.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': Vivec/Almalexia. It didn't last long...on the godly scale of time, that is.
** Sotha Sil/Almalexia coupled for longer, probably because it was more intermittent due to Sotha's reclusive MadScientist nature. Almalexia did a lot of coupling, but considered Nerevar to be her lover long after his death. And Nerevar/Almalexia were a political God Couple while they were still mortal.
* In fanon, [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Yasaka Kanako and Moriya Suwako]], ''literal'' [[HeterosexualLifePartner goddesses]] at that. With Kochiya Sanae as their [[strike:daughter]]great-great-great-...-granddaughter. Sanae really ''is'' Suwako's great-great-great-...-granddaughter, but has no known blood relation to Kanako.
* The {{backstory}} for the ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}}'' series includes Gallean and Soloniel. Gallean planted the forests and populated them with [[OurElvesAreDifferent elves]], while Soloniel cried oceans and bore [[FishPeople merfolk]]. Then they had to go and antagonize [[Myth/NorseMythology Wotan]], known for his temper, who rips Gallean's heart out and throws it into the sun. Soloniel jumps after it but the sun burns her, turning her into Mortis, the goddess of death. Mortis revives Gallean, at which point he tells her it's over, since she's now fleshless.
* ''VideoGame/MuramasaTheDemonBlade'' gives the TinyGuyHugeGirl couple of [[BlowYouAway Fuujin]] and [[ShockAndAwe Raijin]]. Raijin is a [[AmazonianBeauty visibly muscular woman]] (seriously, she'd put any and all female bodybuilders to shame) about 3.5 times larger than the player [[{{Stripperiffic}} with little in terms of clothing]], a large chest, and [[HartmanHips monstrous thighs]] (think "tree trunk-sized") that'd make [[StreetFighter Chun-Li]] look like a twig. She's still [[CuteMonsterGirl very beautiful]], especially when her [[{{Tsundere}} "dere" side finally comes to the surface]]. Fuujin, [[RedOniBlueOni by contrast]], is a very mellow, very adorable little imp, usually calming down the thunder goddess in her less rational moments. He also states ([[{{Bowdlerise}} in the original Japanese version]] and [[PolishedPort in the Aksys retranslation]]) that he loves her fat ass.
* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'': It's implied that once upon a time, Cosmos and Chaos, despite [[OrderVersusChaos representing inherently opposite forces of nature]], [[BeastAndBeauty were lovers and peacefully ruled over the world together.]] [[spoiler:And then came Garland, Chaos' ''own past self'', who convinced Chaos to wage war against his significant other.]] Chaos himself does not remember this until he regains his memories near endgame. [[spoiler:Considering that he just ''killed'' Cosmos moments earlier, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Chaos is mortified]]]]. And to twist the knife further, if you obtain all of the Cosmos and Chaos reports, you find out that [[spoiler:Cosmos is more or less Garland/Chaos' ''[[ParentalIncest adoptive mother]]''. [[OedipusComplex Ew.]] Since they have no blood relations and gods are ageless, they may as well be adoptive siblings or even have no familial ties at all.]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' has Queen Jaydes, ruler of the lower part of the afterlife, [[TheUnderworld The Underwhere]], [[spoiler: married to King Grambi, ruler of the upper part of the afterlife, [[FluffyCloudHeaven The Overthere.]]]] They even have a child, [[spoiler: Luvbi, though she [[MacGuffinTurnedHuman isn't exactly their biological daughter.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/SepterraCore''. Marduk and Kyra, according to the myths.
* Asura and Durga, from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', which is tragically cut short in episode 2.
* Inarius and Lilith, the angel and demon coupling that led to the birth of the nephalem in the ''{{Diablo}}'' universe. The nephalem were far more powerful than the angels and demons combined and were eventually de-powered into [[HumansAreSpecial humans]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' featured literal GodCouple Oberon and Titania. It's implied they split at some point, but clearly reconciled by the time Oberon appears near the end of Season 2.
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