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"The way I experience time is unique and for you particularly frustrating. That said, I am simultaneously in this bar having a conversation with you and on Europa creating life."
Doctor Manhattan (to Angela), Watchmen (2019)

A character is romantically and/or sexually involved with an actual god or demigod, like Zeus. Or even Satan! Hey, if you're Pals with Jesus, you can hook up with these folks pretty easily. The relationship may be short-term or long; the important thing is that it involves a deity. (If the character merely has powers like a god, that's more likely to be an example of Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex.)

Particularly common in some mythologies where Everybody Has Lots of Sex — Greek Mythology is noted for this.

If the other partner is also a deity, you have an example of a God Couple; otherwise, it is presumably a form of Interspecies Romance. If the relationship leads to offspring, then you have Divine Parentage (who are frequently Semi-Divine). If the question of the mortal's actual consent to the relationship is... overlooked, may fall under Double Standard: Rape, Divine on Mortal.

Compare and contrast Did You Just Romance Cthulhu? May occur in the Magical Girlfriend genre. For the metaphorical version, where the deity may or may not exist and no actual romance or sex is involved, see Married to a God. If the beloved is only compared to a god, that's Love Is Like Religion. Completely unrelated to Madonna Archetype and Sex God. Usually.


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    Comic Books 
  • Being that any number of gods from classical myth are regular players in any number of comic titles, this is a relatively common occurrence. In The Avengers, for example, Hercules is often portrayed with various lovely young women. He has a romantic and sexual history with his teammates Black Widow and She-Hulk, and also apparently with Northstar.
  • Black Moon Chronicles: When the end of the world approaches, the Oracle shakes off its Eldritch Abomination form to reveal its real form as a female Hot God. Having not experienced sensational pleasure for eons, she then has a threesome with Wismerhill and his succubus girlfriend.
  • The Incredible Hercules:
    • Herc manages to bed quite a few mortals, in addition to at least one other deity. Further expanded in Agents of Atlas, when Namora (one of the mortals previously noted) and Siren spend several days travelling the globe meeting with Herc's various mortal, non-super paramours after Herc's demise.
    • Of course, at various points in Hercules' publication in various Marvel books, his father Zeus (as noted in the Mythology section below) is also noted (and observed) as continuing his mortal-chasing ways (he insists that his busty new secretary simply makes the best lattes). The phrase "mortal fever" was bandied about.
  • Marvel Comics' Thanos is in a literal romantic relationship with The Grim Reaper. The Infinity Gauntlet features him gaining ultimate power with the Infinity Gems to impress her, but his plans backfire when she now thinks he's too powerful for her.
    • Later depictions have created a Love Triangle between Thanos, Death and Deadpool, much to Thanos' rage. Apparently one of the reasons Thanos' stunt with the Infinity Gems and killing half the universe didn't impress Death is that she hardly needs more death in her life.
  • In the spin-off of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee, Squee's classmate is the son of Satan. His mother didn't realize that until years into their marriage, and comments on how it's ironic as she's "always been a good Christian woman."
  • In Lucifer, Mazikeen (a Lilim, who aren't demons, angels, humans, or gods, but something in between all four) maintained a relationship with the human woman Beatrice. The Norse god-giant Bergelmir woos and wins Jill Presto, and Martin gets laid with Elaine Belloc, who at that point has become the God of three universes.
  • The Mighty Thor:
    • The Asgardian Thor and mortal Jane Foster, sometimes.
    • Loki's hundreds of mortal passing children probably had mothers (or fathers) participating in the trope and that's even not counting the Speed Dating.
    • And Sigurd who is generally findable in bars and would really like to tell all the ladies about his heroism, but be warned he generally has a fuck and fuck off attitude.
    • In one issue of Jason Aaron's run, Thor escorts a young SHIELD cadet at her graduation party, after she sent a letter asking him (she didn't seriously expect him to respond, but was thrilled that he did so).
  • Requiem Vampire Knight: The vampire Black Sabbat and the goddess Aiwass are in a relationship. It's one of the few couplings that are portrayed as pretty amicable, but since both prefer her to assume the form of a male mandrill baboon, there's a healthy dose of Fan Disservice to go along with it.
  • In De Rode Ridder, Johan is a perpetual Chick Magnet, and supernatural women are no exception. His main Love Interest is Galaxa, the "fae of light", whom at her introduction says she was once known as Aphrodite and Venus. Other supernatural women with an interest in him are the Valkyrie Hildegonde, an unnamed moon goddess, the goddess Ishtar, a female djinn named Djinny, and even the demoness in human form Demonia, The Dragon to his Arch-Enemy Bhaal.
  • In The Sandman (1989), the eponymous character has his occasional romances with mortals. They don't seem to end well.
  • Wonder Woman: Cassie Sandsmark, the second Wonder Girl (or third, depending on how one counts these things), was the daughter of Zeus and mortal archaeologist Dr. Helena Sandsmark.
  • XXXenophile: In "Now Museum, Now You Don't", statues of four minor goddesses come to life to help a museum guard deal with her man troubles in a rather "hands-on" fashion (i.e. a lesbian fivesome).

    Fan Works 
  • In Ambrosia, Starscream falls in love with Unicron when he accepts the Unmaker's offer to teach him how to free himself from Megatron.
  • In How to say ‘Oh Primus’ properly, Rodimus becomes the new Prime, then learns that part of the job involves getting married to Primus - literally. He's not very happy about this at first, but when he meets Rung (the physical manifestation of Primus), he starts warming up to the idea.
  • Prevalent in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfiction due to the presence of Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, thousand-plus year old alicorns who make the Sun rise in the morning and bring the Moon out at night. They are most frequently paired off with Twilight Sparkle, who is herself an alicorn, but who is only a young adult. Princess Cadance is a borderline example, as while she is also an alicorn, she is only a little older than Twilight, and is married to Twilight's older brother. Still, while the Princesses are revered, their powers are not quite so godly as it might appear at first blush - Twilight has actually lifted the Sun herself on one occasion, and according to Word of God, before Celestia and Luna were born, unicorn mages lifted the Sun and the Moon on their own. Ponies in general are responsible for Painting the Frost on Windows, but Celestia and Luna are still seen has having a vital role in society.
    • Downplayed version occurs in Equestria's First Human. A human teenager named Connor ends up in Equestria. when Connor first meets Celestia, he calls her "old" after learning her age. Mortified, he backspaces and calls her "hot", which... charms her. It's heavily implied that this was the reason, besides saving her and all of Ponyville, she enchanted him so that when he died, his soul would be brought to Equestria for a new chance at life. When he is turned into a pony she also gives him a kiss on the forehead as gift. They don't get together but her crush shows up from time to time in the sequel stories.
  • Jaune in Jaune and Courage the Cowardly Dog eventually gets together with Iris, the Storm Goddess.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Narrowly averted in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. The Baron and Venus engage in some serious flirting, but her husband manages to keep it from going too far.
  • Benedetta: Benedetta appears to take her role as a "bride of Christ" more literally than usual, with scenes of him in her visions often quite erotic.
  • Grace and Bruce's relationship in Bruce Almighty counts as this, since the film sees him being granted all of God's powers.
  • There's a 1987 movie called Date with an Angel. The plot revolves around a young man who's (not) happily engaged to the daughter of the owner a cosmetics company. After his "friends" throw a wild bachelor party, he finds an angel that crash landed in a pool right outside his apartment. Throughout the movie, he gets closer towards the angel, while his fiancée gets more and more jealous. At the end of the movie, his engagement is broken off and he collapses because he has an incurable brain tumor, and she was an angel of death who was sent to collect his soul. When he makes a miraculous recovery, she tells him she had herself turned into a human and they begin dating for real.
  • When asked if she was a devil worshiper, Elvira allegedly replied, "I dated him once".
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Davy Jones' backstory involves him falling in love with the sea goddess Calypso when he was still a mortal man. She gave him the job of ferrying the souls of those who died at sea to the afterlife with the promise of seeing her once every 10 years, but since Calypso is as treacherous as the sea itself, she failed to show up. This prompted Jones to go rogue and caused his mutation into a squid-man.

  • In The Age of the Five trilogy, the god Chaia is said to have had many relationships with humans, driving some of them mad when he left them because he was capable of giving them pleasure of such unbelievable heights that afterwards they were unaffected by any other pleasure reality could offer. The main character, Auraya, has a relationship with Chaia, although ultimately never loves him and ends up breaking it off.
  • The Arabian Nights frame tale features a woman in a relationship with a djinn, although it's not exactly healthy as she takes the opportunity to cheat on him with two kings as soon as he's out of sight for a while.
  • At the beginning of the Books of Swords, Mala has anonymous sex with the Emperor, who turns out to be G-d. Yambu had had a long-term relationship with him, although they'd been separated for many years by the time the series began. They do finally get married at the end of Shieldbreaker's Story.
  • Roger Zelazny's Creatures of Light and Darkness: Although it's not revealed until much later: Wakim/Set and Megra of Kalgan. Also, at the very end, Megra and Horus the War God, child of Osiris and Isis. (Of course, Osiris and Isis are a God Couple, although no longer so at the time of the story.)
  • Daughter of the Sun: Orsina, a mortal woman, develops a mutual attraction with Aelia, a Goddess who is in a human body (although she's unaware of Aelia's true nature at first). This is not explicitly forbidden to the gods, but most frown on it given just how much more power they have over mortals, so a mortal wouldn't feel able to refuse their advances. Aelia, having scant power, doesn't feel this is a problem.
  • Discworld:
    • There's a relationship between Susan and the Anthropomorphic Personification of Time, although Susan is one quarter anthropomorphic personification by adoption herself. Said anthropic personification of Time is also the son of a different anthropic personification of Time with a human man.
    • She also had a brief fling with Imp y Celyn, who was chosen and empowered by the Music With Rocks In.
    • At her school, a classmate boasted that she is descended from a God who had a fling with a mortal, although Susan worked out that if this happened to her great-great-great-grandmother, it made her classmate at most a hemisemidemiGoddess with quite a lot of merely human stuff diluting the divinity.
  • In Gail Carson Levine's book Ever, the story revolves around the efforts of mortal girl Kezi and minor god Olus to make Kezi a goddess.
  • In Tom Holt's Expecting Someone Taller, Malcolm Fisher gets engaged to a girl who is (though he doesn't know it) a Valkyrie — one of the daughters of Wotan.
  • In the Garrett, P.I. novel Petty Pewter Gods, Garrett ends up being seduced by a few, including a love goddess named Star and a couple of minor godlets who can take the forms of owls.
  • Amusingly averted in Godshome by Robert Sheckley. The goddess Mellicent has been struck by Cupid's Arrow, and has fallen for shy academic Arthur Fenn. When she professes her love, though, Arthur cannot believe such a beautiful creature could love him. She manages to convince him, but he's still too shy to make the first move, and she's too proud. Eventually, she gives him a ring which gives him the strength and appearance of a demigod, and he finds the courage to accept her proposition, but then can't get it up.
  • The Grace of Kings: Unknown to the protagonist, the concubine who seduces him in Pan is the God of Chaos Tazu in human form. Nothing seems to come of it aside from distracting the protagonist for a while; Tazu's motivation is more or less It Amused Me.
  • Nathan Garrett, the main character of The Hellequin Chronicles once had a serious relationship with Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon. Though they had to break up because of some political machinations in Avalon. As of Scorched Shadows their relationship is back on track, the obstacle, ahem, removed.
  • In Immortal City by Scott Speer, one of the main issues between Jackson and Maddy is that there's not supposed to be any Divine Dating going on, especially not when said relationship would make national headlines, although the trope is zigzagged: it's played straight by Maddy's parents; her mother was human, and her father was an angel, but subverted with Maddy and Jackson themselves, for obvious reasons.
  • In Tamora Pierce's The Immortals series, Daine's mother Sarra turns out to have had a god for a lover. He cares for her so much that after her death he petitions (successfully) to have her made a goddess as well.
  • Incarnations of Immortality: Any mortal dating an Incarnation could count.
  • N. K. Jemisin's Inheritance Trilogy:
    • Yeine and the Old God Nahadoth develop a romance while conspiring to end his enslavement. It's complicated by the fact that he's half-mad from being trapped in human form and sleeping with him is fantastically lethal. They manage to consummate their relationship safely, and continue it when she ascends to godhood.
    • The demon Oree Shoth is Amicable Exes with the god Madding, who left her rather than stay and outlive her. She also has a sort of Rescue Romance with the temporarily depowered god Itempas, aka "Shiny", which fast-tracks the Love Redeems condition of his punishment. They separate, but it's later revealed that he returns to live with her and their daughter until Oree's death.
    • Deka has a Childhood Friend Romance with Sieh, the Time Abyss god of youth and mischief, after Sieh is depowered. To Sieh's surprise, Deka remains interested even after Sieh provides a mental glimpse of the ancient primordial entity he truly is.
    • In The Kingdom of Gods, several godlings work at an upscale bordello due to curiosity or human interest, so mortals can pay for the spiritually transcendent experience of sleeping with divinity.
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? has Hestia acting like a Clingy Jealous Girl towards the protagonist, Bell. He's more interested in Aiz the "Sword Princess," who is human. Things get more complicated when it turns out Bell is Zeus' adoptive grandson.
  • In the second book of Mistborn: The Original Trilogy, Elend Venture converts to the Church Of The Survivor for complex political reasons. One of the more uncomfortable aspects of this is that said Church regards his girlfriend, Vin, as a deity. She does not agree with this assessment.
  • Gardner F. Fox's Niall Of The Far Travels stories. Niall (a Conan-style barbarian) has Emalkartha, goddess of the Eleven Hells as his girlfriend.
  • No Gods for Drowning: Gods will take mortals as lovers and sire children upon them. These mortals in turn can become gods themselves if the children in their wombs turn out to be gods.
  • The parents of pretty much all the main characters in Percy Jackson and the Olympians are Greek gods, except Grover and Rachel Elizabeth Dare. And its successor, The Heroes of Olympus. But this one mixes in the Roman pantheon of aspects as well, and some characters are descended from demigods but are not demigods themselves.
  • In INVADERS of the ROKUJYOUMA!?, Time Travel shenanigans end up sending Koutarou all the way to before the very beginning of the universe, where the only thing that existed was basically God. He charms her so well(to be fair, he had only just then introduced her to the concept of "other people") that she ends up creating the entire universe just so he can meet her.
  • Psyche: Eros lays out a beautiful food spread to welcome his new wife to his cloud palace. He stays invisible, but the date goes well.
  • Queen of Zazzau: Amina marries the god of war, Dafaru, as part of a Deal with the Devil to avenge her murdered lover, and grows to love him over the course of the book.
  • Railhead: Guardians occasionally fall in love with humans, granting them the substantial benefits of never having to worry about any material needs, being able to attend the glitziest parties and events, and having their mind uploaded into the Datasea to become something immortal and beyond human, allowing control of multiple bodies. This happened between Dhravid Raven and Anais Six, but she was forced to destroy him after he attempted to let slip to the rest of humankind that the Guardians knew about the existence of Precursors that built the K-Gates used by humanity.
  • In The Redemption of Althalus, Althalus lives, loves, and has a child with Dweia. Dweia just happens to be that universe's mother goddess.
  • In The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Niten and Aoife fall in love and get married by the end.
  • In The Silmarillion, the Elf Elwë (better known as Thingol) marries a minor goddess, Melian. Their daughter, Lúthien, is an Elf of unusual beauty and magical power. Both her beauty and power are passed, to some degree, to her descendants: allowing them to protect against and cure the effects of dark magic. The most noteworthy thing about Thingol and Melian's relationship is that when they first encountered each other they spent two hundred years just staring at each other. This incident is actually the entire reason why Cirdan the Shipwright ended up not going to Valinor with the rest of the Teleri: he was looking for Elwë. Needless to say, everyone was much relieved when it turned out they were perfectly fine and very happy.
  • In Tides of War the Warcraft-universe novel. The protagonist Jaina Proudmoore hooks up with an ex-PhysicalGod Kalecgos. Though granted, his time as a being with godlike powers was very short. It is also true however, that as a blue dragon he is still insanely powerful even now that he's "depowered". While in the book only a kiss happens, with the ongoing lore in the Warcraft series, something between them will happen soon. Jaina doesn't exactly have the greatest track record when it comes to boyfriends, but this looks like it could lead to her turning over a new leaf. Then again, she is The Cutie.
  • Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis is a retelling of the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche.
  • In The Unexplored Summon://Blood-Sign, the title "Loved by the White" is given to those who manage to attract the attentions of the White Queen, the Top God of the setting. Only one person has this, the main character Kyousuke. But as it turns out, this is actually an example of Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?.
  • A major subplot in Warbreaker involves Siri's Arranged Marriage to God-King Susebron, who is revered as a literal Physical God by his followers. Though Susebron is initially presented as a tyrant, he turns out to be a Puppet King and quite friendly, if naive, and he and Siri end up actually falling in love.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Almighty Johnsons, being a show about Norse gods living in hiding in New Zealand, features lots of this. Anders (aka Bragi, the god of poetry) may be the most prominent example, with a non-stop stream of women unable to resist his seductive powers, but all the gods (and goddesses) are pretty randy. Even Ty (who is Hod, the god of cold and darkness) manages to find a girlfriend, and then ends up marrying someone else (at least temporarily). There's plenty of god/goddess-on-mortal action and god-on-god action throughout the whole show.
  • In Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger episode #28 we're re-introduced to Yuki Gai, the man who apparently spends his afterlife flirting with God.
  • Lucifer:
    • The titular character is a notorious casanova who loves debauchery of any kind, including with humans. He eventually forms a monogamous relationship with Chloe, who, despite being a "miracle child", is otherwise a human.
    • In season 2, Daniel dates Charlotte Richards, a human possessed by Lucifer's mother, the Goddess. The twist is that Dan doesn't know that she is possessed. (In fact, he doesn't know anything about the supernatural at all, until season 5, that is.)
    • Lucifer's older brother, Amenadiel, hooks up with the human Linda in season 3.
  • In Mrs. Davis, Simone's bounty hunter handler Jay is actually her husband, Jesus Christ. Hence why she becomes a nun, taking the "married to Christ" part literally.
  • Russell T Davies' The Second Coming ends on a date between Judith, a normal human woman, and her life-long friend Steven Baxter, a bloke who just happened to discover he was the son of God. She ends up killing him.
  • Supernatural
    • Becky, the fangirl expy, was dating Chuck for a while, who, as it turns out, might have actually been God. As of the latter part of season 10, Chuck being God is confirmed.
    • Played with in season 11, when Dean and The Darkness have some kind of peculiar bond which is implied to be at least partially sexual.
    • A weird variation in season five, when Gabriel is revealed to have dated a Hindu goddess. The weird comes in when it turns out she was under the impression that he too was a god, when he's actually an archangel, which technically places him below an actual deity in status, but implies that he's more powerful than the pagan gods he's hung out with.

  • "Lucifer's Lover" by Arabesque, is about a woman finding out the nice and gentle man she's been dating is actually Lucifer.
  • The pop song "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day, although it could also be about masturbation.
  • The They Might Be Giants' song "She's an Angel", reinvigorates a love song cliché by exploring what it might be like if your girlfriend were actually an angel.

    Myths & Religion 
  • There are Chinese legends and poems about shamans, male and female, gaining their power from romantic unions with spirits or deities.
  • Almost every god and goddess in Classical Mythology, but especially Zeus. As far as he was concerned, anything is fair game. Aphrodite also did a lot of seducing.
    • The tale of Psyche and Eros, first found in Platonicus' Metamorphoses is perhaps the Ur-Example of this being depicted from a romantic angle. Psyche is unable to find a husband, and is eventually taken in my a mysterious being who brings her in a marvelous house and an disembodied voice tells her to make herself at home, and that she's got a lover now, but she's told she can only be with her lover at night in the cover or darkness, as he does not want her to see him. Her sisters convince Psyche that her lover must be a monster, and one night she brings a candle and a dagger to see him. Startled to realize her lover is the god of love, she drops some wax from the candle on him, waking him up. He flees and returns to his mother Venus who seeks to keep him away from mortals. Psyche's trials and eventual reunion with her lover and their marriage make up the bulk of the rest of the tale. It's subverted at the end, however, as Zeus grants Psyche godhood, making her and Eros a God Couple.
  • Gilgamesh famously defies this trope when he turned down the goddess Ishtar because he had heard what happened to her former mortal lovers. He himself coincidentally is the product of such a divine date since he's the Semi-Divine child of the human king Lugalbanda and the minor cattle goddess Ninsun.
  • A Japanese story features Oumononushi, the god/spirit of Mount Miwa. Oumononushi was married to a woman called Yamato Totohimomosohime, but visited her only at night. When she asked him to show her his true form, he hid in her comb case, where she found him as a small snake. She was so alarmed, Oumononushi fled to Mount Miwa, and Totohimomosohime felt so ashamed, she used chopsticks to stab herself mortally in the genitals.
  • In The Mahabharata, Kunti receives a mantra that she can use to summon a god for sex, at least for procreative purposes. She can use this spell up to five times without compromising her purity. She does, and the Pandavas brothers are born as a result. She also uses it one more time than she's supposed to and has Karna.
  • Norse Mythology has an example that is somewhere between this and God Couple: Skaði the Giantess, who first married Njǫrðr (a Vanir, the smaller, less well known of the two Norse divine familial groupings), and then when that marriage fell apart (he loved the sea, she loved the mountains), ended up as an official lover to Óðinn. The tricky thing with which trope this is is that marrying into the Vanir/Aesir was apparently enough to start counting Skaði as a goddess.
    • This is how Freyja received her necklace, Brísingamen. The dwarves who made it refused her offers of gold and silver, and instead demanded that she sleep with each of them. There are also stories of giants wanting this from her, using such tricks as stealing Mjölnir and making her hand in marriage a term of its return. These attempts are inevitably foiled, often with the help of Loki's guile.
    • Generally speaking, sex with Gods or other divine creatures seldom turns out too well for the mortal in Germanic mythology. See, for example, the legend of the mortal warrior Sigurðr and the valkyrie Brynhildr.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In Dungeons & Dragons various characters date with deities.
    • Forgotten Realms:
      • Elminster the Sage once had a romantic relationship with Mystra, the goddess of magic (chronicled in the first three books of The Elminster Series). That Mystra, however, was killed during the Time of Troubles and the new one doesn't share his feelings.
      • The deities of Mulhorand and Unther (the real-life gods of Egypt and Sumeria, imported by Ao the Overgod in ancient times to aid Egyptians and Sumerians enslaved by Imaskar's magocracy) ruled their countries as god-kings for centuries and produced many half-celestial and half-fiend children with mortal concubines, making that a common ancestry for aasimar and tieflings in the Realms' present day.
  • Gods are unusually accessible in the world of Exalted, so this is a fairly common trope. Even more so if you count the Exalted, who start off human but are endowed with more than enough power to match and even surpass any god. God-blooded are people who result from this sort of thing. Some gods even go out of their way to accumulate relationships because the devotion means extra power or supernatural currency. Others use dates as part of their arrangements with mortals around them so a river god expecting a date with a local maiden once a month to keep the water running at the right speed is common to the point of unnoticeable. The Sidreal Exalted, being agents of the same office gods work for, step in if a god is being too pushy.
  • In Ninjas And Superspies, one of the "False" paths to Immortality is to be the lover or companion of a Celestial being(such as a god(dess)). They will sustain your life and vitality so long as the relationship remains good.

  • One Touch of Venus is about the Greek goddess Venus being in love with a barber from suburban New York.

  • Kiina of BIONICLE falls in love with Mata Nui, before learning that Mata Nui is actually the artificial consciousness of a dethroned robo-god pretending to be part of her species with a fake body made of sand, on the search for another robot body that he could control. Mata Nui can at best see her only as a friend, though he does bring salvation to Kiina and her planet like he promised her.

    Video Games 
  • In the Arknights side story "Who Is Real", a mortal woman named Dawn was rescued from a destroyed village by the artist Dusk, who is a fragment of a broken dragon god named Sui. The two fell in love, and when Dawn died of old age, Dusk was heartbroken and disappeared into one of her magical painted scrolls where she and a replica of Dawn could live together. The plotline of "Who Is Real" involves Dusk's sister Nian getting her out of the scroll so she can move on and get back to living a normal life.
  • Implied with The Curse of Monkey Island's Voodoo Lady. When asked about the god Quetzecoatyl she describes him as a "really nice guy, not that bloodthirsty at all. Shorter than you might think."
  • Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories:
    • Adell is quite cozy with Demon Overlord Rozalin, known in her previous life as "the God of All Overlords". But then, this is a Nippon Ichi game...
    • In Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Laharl's human mother married an overlord.
  • Dragon Age:
    • The prevailing religion of the world is Andrastianism, which centers around this trope. According to the church's beliefs, Andraste was, several centuries prior to the games, a mortal woman whose purity and sweet singing attracted the attention of the Maker, the creator god who had turned his back on humanity when they committed the mortal sin of trying to break into his realm. Andraste's goodness induced the Maker to ask her to be his bride; she agreed, but only after the end of her mortal life, as she was already married to a regular man and she didn't want to forsake him. She effectively spent the remainder of her (not very long) life waiting to ascend to his side, and in the meantime got to work on persuading humanity to embrace his worship once more.
    • An Inquisitor who romances Solas in Dragon Age: Inquisition is unknowingly engaged in this. Maybe. He is rather insistent that he is not a god, but The Dread Wolf was, and continues to be worshiped as one. Subverted later, when he reveals that the Evanuris weren't actually gods, just inconceivably powerful mages who claimed divinity. Exactly where he draws the line at godhood is unclear however, given that the Evanuris were so powerful, even the ancient elves revered them.
  • In The Elder Scrolls backstory, St. Alessia, the "Slave Queen" and leader of the Alessian Revolt against the Ayleids, prayed to and was granted divine aid by the Aedra as part of her Bargain with Heaven. One being they sent was the demi-god Morihaus, the "Man-Bull", said to be the "son" of Kyne (Kynareth), one of the Aedric Divines. Morihaus became Alessia's consort and the two became lovers. Pelinal Whitestrake, Alessia's divine champion and "uncle" of Morihaus, counseled Morihaus against this relationship, for fear that they would "beget more monsters" upon the earth. Morihaus rejected the advice and their progeny would become the first Minotaur.
  • Eversion has a variation and major subversion in the good ending, you become an Eldritch Abomination just so you can act out this trope.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Played With in Fire Emblem: Awakening, the male player character has the option to marry Tiki, the Princess of the divine dragons with the power to lay waste to the entire continent should she go berserk. However while powerful, and light themed, Divine Dragons are ultimately not gods. Of course, he’s not exactly a normal man himself.
    • In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the Goddess Sothis is always a romance option for Byleth, no matter what route they're on or what gender they are. To a lesser extent, the Sacred Saints Serios, Cichol, and Cethleann can all end up married to certain characters in the guises of Rhea, Seteth, and Flayn respectively.
  • Fishing Vacation: Reading the uncle's notes in the cellar reveals he became infatuated with the goddess Sedna after glimpsing her just once and proceeded to go to extreme lengths to earn her favor so they could be together.
  • Kratos in God of War is the product of a divine date (he's the son of Zeus, naturally). In God of War 3 there's an optional mini-game where Kratos can have sex with Aphrodite.
  • In Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, it is possible to woo and marry the Harvest Goddess herself, but it is very difficult and takes the longest to accomplish.
  • The last girl you have to romance in HuniePop is Venus, the goddess of love herself.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: Zelda is the mortal reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia, and while she's not explicitly confirmed to be dating Link, the game is stuffed with Ship Tease between the two, implying that if they're not already together, it's only a matter of time. If one accepts the interpretation that every other Zelda in the franchise is also a reincarnation of Hylia, then other games featuring Ship Tease for Link and Zelda carry the same implication. The (dubiously canonical) prequel manga takes it a step further by strongly implying that while she was still a fully divine goddess, Hylia fell in love with her chosen hero and bound their souls together so they could have an eternal Reincarnation Romance.
  • Lufia series:
  • Lunar series:
    • Alex and Luna (Human incarnation of the Goddess Althena), the primary couple in Lunar: The Silver Star.
    • Hiro and Lucia (a counterpart of Althena, seemingly her younger sister), the primary couple in Lunar: Eternal Blue.
  • It is possible in Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark to end the game as ruler of the eighth layer of Baator with power falling just short of being an actual god, and remain in a committed relationship with any of the three love interests after the close of the game.
  • Persona:
    • The female protagonist of Persona 3 has Ryoji as a potential Love Interest. It's a shame that he's also an avatar of the goddess Nyx, the game's final boss.
    • Dating Marie in Persona 4 Golden results in this, as she is an aspect of the primordial Japanese goddess Izanami and takes said goddess' place in the True Ending.
    • The Reveal after the fourth dungeon in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth shows that Zen and Rei, the two amnesiacs that our heroes meet at the beginning of the game, are, respectively, one part of the Greek God Chronos and an ill girl who spent her entire life in the hospital with illness and eventually died during her late teenage years. Chronos, who normally takes the dead to the afterlife, did not take interest in those he took with him until he met Rei (who wouldn't speak a word to him when he came to her), and when he tries to get her to talk, she falls into despair, and a flicker of emotions makes him wipe her memories and set the events of the game in motion. After you defeat the Final Boss and save Rei, it's all but stated that Rei and Zen will get together once they get to the afterlife, further helped by the fact that during the game, Rei herself admits she has feelings for Zen.
  • La Pucelle Tactics
    • It ends with Priere and Croix, i.e. the Dark Prince as a couple.
    • Priere managed to match him later on though when she became the overlord of the local Netherworld.
  • In Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song, the dancer Barbara catches the eye of The Minstrel, who is eventually revealed to be Elore, lord of the gods.
  • In Rune Factory 5, one of the romancable characters, Lucas, is an Amnesiac God who, after realizing his divine nature, decides to keep hanging around the town in mortal form. Exactly what he's a god of is never fully explained, but he's capable of teleporting people and things long distances and he is invulnerable to Anti-Magic, because he works miracles, not magic.
  • The Sims:
  • Many of the endings in Soul Nomad & the World Eaters also qualify as Revya is a World Eater (race of beings of godlike power, some of which are gods themselves). May also count for the female ending with Gig.
  • StarCraft: Raynor's relationship with Kerrigan becomes this when she becomes a Xel'naga in Legacy of the Void.
  • Many Story of Seasons games, including Harvest Moon: Animal Parade, allow the male and female main characters to date the Harvest Goddess or Harvest King (if he's present), respectively.
  • In Stray Gods, three of Grace's four romance options are the divine Pan, Persephone, and Apollo. (The fourth is her mortal friend Freddie.)
  • One ending of Sunless Sea involves you marrying Lady Black. If she's not literally a god, she's at the very least a powerful being with dominion over the abysses you find her in. Despite the name, she doesn't seem malicious or evil, just very, very lonely.
  • In Tales of Innocence all party members and many other characters are the human reincarnations of the game world's gods, though this being a JRPG they generally shy away from admitting to relationships. A better example is the Grigori tribe are blood descendants of one of said gods, resulting from a god's relationship with a mortal, and repeated interactions with the tribe every few generations to keep the divine bloodline strong.
  • An odd (and Downplayed) case in Tron 2.0; Mercury (Program) is clearly attracted to Jet (human). In that universe, human Users are worshiped as creators by Programs, making it a case where the human is the divine one in the date.
  • Several examples exist in Warcraft, depending on exactly how you define godhood. This is because certain of the in-universe cultures worship their ancestors but it would be a little silly to count them as gods. Pure power level is also not a very good metric though, since the player character and most of the major lore characters are insanely powerful according to the lore: but both very mortal and don't really have a conceptual association the way gods typically do. But on the other hand, many of the beings that do have a conceptual association like this aren't really worshiped and aren't referred to as gods.
    • One could, for example, count all the consorts of the Dragon Aspects. Though the draconic ones are not that different in power from their Aspects (though there is a definite social hierarchy imbalance, so dubious consent does somewhat come into play). And the Aspects, while stupidly powerful, are decidedly still mortal.
    • Cenarius and his unnamed lovers, who are presumably numerous. His daughters are called dryads, and his sons are called Keepers. There are quite a few more dryads than Keepers.
    • Cenarius' son, Keeper Zaetar and the elemental Princess Theradras. The elementals are never called gods, but have all the characteristics of deities.
    • Tyrande as the Night Warrior in the Shadowlands expansion increasingly became indistinguishable from Elune herself, which would invoke this trope for Malfurion. Though again, the actual power difference isn't that massive since they are both mind-bogglingly powerful ridiculously old Night Elves. Several of the previous Night Warriors that one meets in Ardenweald also had LoveInterests.
    • The functionally immortal mage Aegwynn and her lover Nielas Aran, given that Aegwynn was unwittingly hosting a Titan's spirit at the time.

    Visual Novels 
  • Chrono Clock: Rei, a normal human, can potentially romance Chronos, or "Cro" for short, who calls herself the "Goddess of Time".
  • This is the entire plot of Kamigami no Asobi. The protagonist, Yui, is sent to an alternate dimensions to teach gods from different pantheons about humanity. All the gods except Zeus are her love interests. There are four different pantheons, which are the Greeks, the Japaneses, the Norses, and the Egyptians.
  • The protagonist of Star-Crossed Myth is a relatively normal young woman who ends up in a romance with one of the gods of the Western Zodiac.
  • Venus Blood -Frontier- and its sequel Venus Blood -Ragnarok- feature many goddesses that you can date after capturing them. It doesn’t help that Loki, the protagonist of the former game, is born from an affair between a goddess and demon. The protagonist in the latter game then happens to be the son of the Official Couple, Loki and Tyrca.

  • A-gnosis has several comics about the Greek gods, with Divine Date happening quite often. Here is a picture of Dionysus and Ariadne's Meet Cute.
  • Andy of Casey and Andy, who's been dating Satan from around strip 50 to the current (and final) strip, 666. This also applies to Andy's counterpart in the Dimension of Hackneyed Opposites, Andia, who is dating God and his counterpart in the fantasy world, Andina, who is dating Zogor the God of Healing.
    Andy: I think it says something about me that in every dimension, I'm dating some kind of deity.
    Casey: I think it says something that in every dimension, you're a woman.
  • In Girl Genius the original Heterodyne was supposedly married to a local battle goddess.
  • In Gunnerkrigg Court, Matt had a Meet Cute with the Chinese moon goddess Chang'e. Then she walked off with his jacket and his mp3 player. Women, huh...?
    • In flashbacks to the previous generation's childhood adventures, we see attempts to set up and mutual pining between Annie's dad Anthony and the Valkyrie Brynhildr.
  • #Blessed: The entire point is for Joanna to go on dates with seven gods until she finds the one she likes the most, then bear a demi-god who will inherit the universe.
  • In Housepets!, Kitsune, the Trickster God Asian Fox Spirit, is in a relationship with a mortal vixen named Kix in order to help raise her kids, Craig and Draig who are actually Pete the Gryphon and the Spirit Dragon Brought Down to Normal. It's made clear on numerous occasions that she's the dominant partner and he's fine with that. Eventually he gets Brought Down to Normal as well, taking the name Kits.
  • Kubera has the High Priestess Brillith and the Fire God Agni, who form an incredibly adorable couple.
  • Lady of the Shard revolves around the romance between the mortal Acolyte and the initially reluctant Radiant Goddess eventually developing a wholesome romantic relationship with each other. The Radiant Goddess herself used to be a mortal granted immortality by the true god of their world, the Old God, who also had a romantic relationship with the former mortal that went really badly. It eventually gets amended, however.
  • Twisted Tropes: Zeus describes to Poseidon how he've flirted with women transformes as different animals, and by the suggestion, next time Zeus flirts as a snail.
  • The Queen and the Woodborn: Mortal queen Danica is romanced by Morana, a goddess.

    Web Original 
  • In The Adventure Zone: Balance, elven wizard Taako ends up going out with The Grim Reaper, whose actual name is Kravitz, and who can shift between looking like a human man and a horrifying skeletal abomination at will (Taako being very into the latter). Their first date takes place at the Chug 'n Squeeze (a pottery class where they also serve wine), they have their Big Damn Kiss in "Story and Song", and in the post-story spinoffs they are revealed to have moved in together and adopted several cats.
  • In the Whateley Universe, Carmilla finds out that her now-deceased mother joined a cult and was the "sacrifice" to Gothmog, demon lord of lust. Carmilla is the result. Even worse, Gothmog isn't the reason Carmilla's mom is dead.

    Western Animation 
  • In one non-canon(?) American Dad! Christmas Episode, the Rapture happens and Stan blames Francine for the fact that they're left behind on Earth (she had convinced him to have sex during church). They break up and Francine meets a new guy who turns out to be Jesus, back on Earth for the Second Coming and allowed to date this time around.
  • In the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, anyone involved with the Avatar (the earthly manifestation of the show's equivalent of God) would count. Flashbacks reveal that Avatar Kuruk had Ummi (although that didn't end well) and Avatar Roku had Ta Min. In the original show, Avatar Aang has Katara. In the Sequel Series, Avatar Korra first has Mako and finally (by Word of Gay) ends up with Asami Sato.
    • Similarly, in the first season Sokka falls in love with a woman who ends up sacrificing her life to take the place of Tui the spirit of the moon. It culminates in quite possibly one of the funniest moments from Zuko, which is really saying something:
      Sokka: You didn't leave behind anyone you cared about?
      Zuko: Well, I did have a girlfriend. Mai.
      Sokka: That gloomy girl who sighs a lot?
      Zuko: Yeah. Everyone in the Fire Nation thinks I'm a traitor. I couldn't drag her into it.
      Sokka: My first girlfriend turned into the moon.
      Zuko: That's rough, buddy.
  • In Class of the Titans, one episode has Cronus attempt to break up the group by siccing an immortal nymph who loved his ancestor Odysseus on him by telling her that he is actually a reincarnation of the man she loved. It doesn't work as, while she is fairly clingy, she's also loving, kind, and beautiful, and Odie (who actually does like her back) basically explains he has a job to do and that he can't stay with her yet. She's fine with this since, as an immortal, she literally has all the time in the world to wait for him and, even if he doesn't come back, it's not like he and Odysseus are the only two mortals she's had relationships with in her long life.
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog parodies this with the Greek-mythology-inspired "Goose God" (Exactly What It Says on the Tin) trying to woo Muriel.
  • Gargoyles had an episode set in Ireland where a man is unwittingly dating the banshee. Worse, he later discovers he's a magical being as well, a hero destined to banish the banshee from Ireland. Word of God states that if the series had continued, the two would have fallen in love for real.
  • Hoss Delgado from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy briefly dated Eris, Goddess of Chaos.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has a few examples.
  • On South Park, Satan has an abusive relationship with Saddam Hussein, Satan being the abused. Satan later hooks up with a Nice Guy named Chris, before deciding to just be with himself for a while. He later hooks up with one of his minions, which also doesn't work out.

Alternative Title(s): Romance With A God, Sleeping With A God