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* 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.


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* The Hallmark version of ''Series/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.


* 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).

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* Several indo-european Indo-European dawn goddesses, such as the hindu Hindu Ushas and baltic Aushrine, a function that was probably inherited by the common proto-indo-european Proto-Indo-European goddess from which they descend, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hausos Hausos]]. Eos from Myth/GreekMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology may have also been a love goddess (see below).



* 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.

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* In [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish myth]], Myth/CelticMythology, 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.



* {{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.

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* {{UsefulNotes/Buddhism}} 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.


* Aphrodite appears in the third ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' game. Naturally, it includes a sex scene between her and the player character, Kratos.

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* Aphrodite appears in the third ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' game.''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII''. Naturally, it includes a sex scene between her and the player character, Kratos.


These deities will often need ThePowerOfLove to live and function while ThePowerOfHate can outright kill them.

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These deities will often need ThePowerOfLove to live and function while ThePowerOfHate can outright kill them.
them. Subtrope to StockGods.


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* 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.]]

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* 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.]]Venus]].



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* Freya appears in ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard.'' She shines with so much light that it illuminates her entire realm of Folkvanger, and her smile is so beautiful that Magnus thinks that he would give up his own life to keep it fixed on him. Which is a little weird when you find out that [[spoiler:she's his aunt]]. Also, she's the mother of his [[NonHumanHumanoidHybrid half-dwarf]] friend, Blitzen.

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* Freya appears in ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard.'' ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard''. She shines with so much light that it illuminates her entire realm of Folkvanger, and her smile is so beautiful that Magnus thinks that he would give up his own life to keep it fixed on him. Which is a little weird when you find out that [[spoiler:she's his aunt]]. Also, she's the mother of his [[NonHumanHumanoidHybrid half-dwarf]] friend, Blitzen.



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* Myth/EgyptianMythology has several, including:
** Bast
** Hathor

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* Myth/EgyptianMythology has several, including:
** Bast
** Hathor
including: Bast, Hathor.



* ''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 millennia 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...).

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' 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 millennia 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...).

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* The goddesses are untypically treated as villainous in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', which presents a PathOfInspiration that worships pagan goddesses of this type as a recurring villain -- both as a subversive entity within the Confederation and as a bloodthirsty ReligionOfEvil ruling an enemy state. Isis and Astarte are specific examples, with their idols venerated together with a debased Christianity in syncretistic ceremonies. The cult is eventually exposed and outlawed in the Confederation, and apparently suppressed after a female Episcopalian bishop who was a ringleader of sorts is condemned and executed.


* ''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.

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* ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' gave a cameo to Aphrodite when the group went to Olympus. She basically strutted struts out, sexfully supported supports her lover Ares in an argument, and then strutted struts away, having made the male protagonists temporarily forget their own names. Meanwhile Eros hovers nearby and makes lewd comments gestures at April.



** 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.

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** In ''The Titan's Curse'', Aphrodite shows up to tell Percy to [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl rescue Annabeth]]. She tells him Annabeth]], and that she will mess with his love live just for fun, while [[ShipperOnDeck though she wants him and Annabeth them to get together]]... she just thinks it should happen in the most dramatic way possible, with lots together]], she's going to arrange a lot of indecision and confusion. Her appearance also confusion beforehand [[ItAmusedMe to make things more interesting]]. Notably, she [[AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder changes her appearance]] to become closer whatever the viewer finds most beautiful; to Percy's ideal of beauty.Percy, she looks like a mix between Annabeth and a TV actress whom he used to have a crush on.



** In ''[[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The House of Hades]]'', Jason and Nico meet Cupid. [[spoiler: He isn't quite as nice as his mother.]]

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** In ''[[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The House of Hades]]'', Jason and Nico meet Cupid. [[spoiler: He isn't quite as nice as He's a bit more of a jerk than his mother.]]mother, forcing Nico to [[spoiler:admit his crush on Percy]], though he'd probably argue that was for Nico's own good.
* Freya appears in ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard.'' She shines with so much light that it illuminates her entire realm of Folkvanger, and her smile is so beautiful that Magnus thinks that he would give up his own life to keep it fixed on him. Which is a little weird when you find out that [[spoiler:she's his aunt]]. Also, she's the mother of his [[NonHumanHumanoidHybrid half-dwarf]] friend, Blitzen.

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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'' has multiple goddesses of beauty like Freya and Ishtar who are breathtakingly beautiful and possess [[ThePornomancer the ability to make anyone fall in love and give them orgasms]].


* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'':

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* ''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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Princess Cadence has an the unique power to spread love to those around her. Her introductory episode shows a flashback where she patched a bickering couple's relationship.

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** Discworld astrology has a sign called Astoria's Flame: this is a large single red star. People born under Astoria's Flame are said to be naturally drawn towards Seamstressing and negotiable affection.


-->--'''Shocking Blue''', "Venus" -- later CoveredUp by '''Music/{{Bananarama}}'''

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-->--'''Shocking Blue''', "Venus" -- later (later CoveredUp by '''Music/{{Bananarama}}'''
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-->--'''Shocking Blue''', "Venus" (later CoveredUp by '''Music/{{Bananarama}}''')

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-->--'''Shocking Blue''', "Venus" (later -- later CoveredUp by '''Music/{{Bananarama}}''')
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->A goddess on a mountain top\\
Was burning like a silver flame\\
The summit of beauty and love\\
And Venus was her name\\
She's got it\\
Yeah baby, she's got it\\
Well, I'm your Venus, I'm your fire\\
At your desire
-->--'''Shocking Blue''', "Venus" (later CoveredUp by '''Music/{{Bananarama}}''')


* ''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...).

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* ''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 millennia 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...).



* Aphrodite appears in the third VideoGame/GodOfWar game. Naturally, it includes a sex-scene between her and the player character, Kratos.

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* Aphrodite appears in the third VideoGame/GodOfWar ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' game. Naturally, it includes a sex-scene sex scene between her and the player character, Kratos.



* 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.

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* Both Aphrodite and Cupid (Roman version, (the Roman god of love, not just Eros in his simply the more popular name) name for the Greek god Eros) are playable deities in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'', Aphrodite being a Support Mage whose gameplays revolve gameplay revolves around forming and breaking soulmate bonds with a teammate 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 her LoveGoddess aspect is downplayed in favor of her status as Queen of the Valkyries.

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