Beautiful people always attracted attention. After all, they are at the subconscious level are the best option for the continuation of the offspring, which is determined by nature itself. But a clear standard appeared – it was constantly changing. For people it was important to love and have sex. These strong desires determined the appearance of the gods.
Omnipotent beings should and look the most beautiful, so that people worship and love them. This is quite logical, taking into account the fact that we constantly identify with the deity. And as there are many religions in the world, there are also many gods who are responsible for passion and love. The most famous such supernatural beings will be discussed.
This goddess was worshiped by the Aztecs. Her name in translation from the language of Nahuatl was “Precious lightest flower”, which is very suitable for the being responsible for love. On Shochiketzal was responsible for other aspects of the Aztec life – for flowers, the course of pregnancy and even prostitutes. In general, in the local pantheon it was one of the most popular deities. In honor of Shochiketzal, once in eight years, a holiday was organized, on which her admirers put on animal masks. The fact of direct connection of this goddess with marriage ties gave her the right to be considered the wife of the rain god Tlaloc. Shochiketzal, unlike other goddesses of fertility in the Aztecs, is portrayed as a beautiful young woman. This leads to a dispute for her other gods. It is believed that once it was stolen Tezkatlipok, the god of the night, despite the wife of Tlaloc. The kidnapper made Shochiketzal marry him, making her the goddess of love. From this marriage to the world appeared Quetzalcoatl, known as a feathered serpent god.
In Irish mythology, this goddess is portrayed as a banshee or queen of a banshee, in fact, a fairy. But she is responsible for love, not accidentally being considered the most beautiful woman in the world. And if other deities bound themselves by the bonds of love and marriage, then Kliodna long kept chastity. The chosen one was not an equal celestial being, but a mortal named Kiabana. Legends say that he was also the most beautiful man who ever lived on Earth. Kliodna fell so deeply in love that she left even the dwelling of the gods, Tir Taymgir. But this was not liked by other Gods, who concluded a deal for the return of the escaped. While Kiabana was not at home, Kliodna was lulled on the seashore with the help of the minstrel music. Then the sea waves carried away the goddess. Now in this part of Ireland on the sea Clyodna waves are visible. That legend has two endings, both not particularly happy. According to the most tragic version of the unfortunate goddess drowned in the sea, looks a little better version of her return to Tire Taimgir
Tu Er Shen.
In Chinese mythology, there is a rather unusual representative of the divine pantheon. Another name is Tu Er Shen – Hu Tian’bao. It is known that he was originally an ordinary man, and eventually became a god of love and marriage, that’s just a same-sex. Tianbao was born under the rule of the emperor from the Qing dynasty. The passion of the future god was one local official. To satisfy his interest, Tian’bao began to follow him through the hole in the bathroom. But the cunning man was caught and beaten until his death. The gods regretted the lover, whose feelings remained unrequited. Hu Tianbao was resurrected and became the god of homosexual relations. And in China, same-sex erotica acquired its symbol – rabbits. This is how they call homosexuals. It is no coincidence that their god, Tu Er Schena, depicts in the paintings dedicated to him in the form of a rabbit. But it is worth remembering that worshiping this god is dangerous, because in some places homosexuality is still a criminal offense.
And in ancient Egypt, one of the most respected and ancient goddesses is Hathor, daughter of Ra. For the first time it is mentioned in the chronicles, which belong to the second dynasty of pharaohs and which are almost five thousand years old.Hathor was able to retain the respect of the Egyptians, because she was responsible for different aspects of their lives. The Goddess patronized not only love, but also music, beauty and even mining craft. Hathor was a part of such a composite concept as the Oka of the Ra female analogue Ra. High rank was alternately worn by different goddesses, including Hathor. In the tomb of Tutankhamun, researchers discovered a legend about the destruction of mankind. It says that at some time at the behest of Ra Hathor turned into Sekhmet, the goddess of war. This was done in order to punish people for their sins. But the power-hungry goddess, under the influence of blood, began to surrender. Ra himself could not even stop his daughter. It’s good that he managed to water Hathor with wine, otherwise it would destroy all people on the planet. And when Hathor regained consciousness, she forgot everything she had done and returned to her former life. There is a story about how she danced a striptease for her father, trying to cheer him up.
If most of the gods of love and sex for the layman still remain outlandish, then this representative of Greek mythology is familiar to everyone. Eros is the forerunner of the Roman Cupid. The Greek god of love was the son of Aphrodite and was responsible for desires and sexual attraction. Like a Roman fellow, Eros is portrayed as a boy with wings with a loving weapon – a bow and arrows. The prankster loved his mother, but at times ignored her instructions. Thanks to Eros, one of the famous myths appeared. The young beauty Psyche began to be called the most beautiful woman in the world and even put in place of Aphrodite. Then the goddess was angry and sent her son to death, so that he hit her with his arrow and made him fall in love with a terrible monster. But Eros could not resist the beauty of Psyche, fell in love with her and took her to his palaces. So the son once again disobeyed his mother. But for Psyche remained a mystery, who was really her husband. What kind of invisible being saved her from a terrible fate? Then she deeply lit the lamp at night and began to see the beautiful Eros. He learned about the betrayal of his beloved and her frivolity and fled. A beautiful woman wandered about the Earth for a long time in search of her beloved. Finally, she was able to achieve the location of Aphrodite, received from Zeus immortality and became the wife of Eros. And from this union the goddess of pleasure of Volupia was born.
Indian god of Kama’s love had Rati’s wife. She plays an important role in Hinduism, answering for love and passion. In general, Rati has many names, each of which extols her beauty. In principle, it is logical for the goddess of sexual attraction. Some sources consider Rati the daughter of Daksha, others – Brahma. In this case, she could be the cause of the suicide of the god who coveted her daughter, but could not get it. But Rati also committed suicide because of that history. Only the gods are immortal. They resurrected and continued to live. The most strange action of Rati was the love influence on Siva’s mind. This destroyer, after the death of his first wife, vowed to lead the life of the ascetic, but because of the beautiful goddess was forced to love again. Then Shiva in revenge killed Kama, incinerating his third eye. Over time, Rati was able to ask Shiva to allow her to resurrect her husband, although he remained invisible forever.
This goddess in the West African Yorubl religion is responsible for beauty, eroticism and love. The revered supreme being is famous for its beauty. Oshun in general is most often depicted in either a human form with precious ornaments, or in the form of a mermaid. Among the deities of the Yorubl religion there is no woman stronger than Oshun. But she also needs special respect for respect. It is said that when the gods just created our Earth, they forgot to call for help Oshuya. Then she, being angry, arranged so that without her help no one could do anything. As a result, the gods had to apply for a wayward Oshun.The goddess has the reputation of an honest and just being, it is not accidental that she is associated with fresh water – a vital treasure for the local people. It is believed that Oshun can protect women and children during childbirth, she keeps people from terrible diseases, in particular, from smallpox.
This god, like Eros, also represents Greek mythology. Hymenay is responsible for marriage and love in him. In comparison with other representatives of the supreme pantheon, Hymen is not so well known. It is not clear even who his parents are. In some sources, the father is Apollo, and the mother is a certain Fly. In others, Hymen’s parents call Dionysus and Aphrodite. It is known that the god of family ties led a very easy life, always achieving the desired at the expense of his beauty. But one day Gimenei fell in love with a certain girl, but she did not wait for reciprocity. And in the process of courtship, she and her friends were abducted by pirates. Among the stolen was and Hymen, who because of beauty drove for a woman. There is even a legend that this god in general had a hymen. Caught in captivity, Hymenay immediately killed the pirates and saved the captives, persuading his beloved to marry him. And this marriage was so successful that it is considered an example and ideal for every Greek couple. The same Hymen singing laudatory odes at local weddings, so that God will not forget to bless the young family.
If there is a god in his homosexual unions in China, why not appear to him and heterosexual? In Chinese mythology, there is a deity called Yue Lao, whose name is still “Man under the Moon”. This is a very popular figure that helps heterosexual people to converge and join a marriage. Yue Lao is considered a good deity, in whose hands are the red threads of fate. It is he who connects the hearts of different people, forcing them to marry. And with the participation of this deity there is a legend. Once upon a time there was a certain Wei Gu who for a long time could not find a wife. But after several years of unsuccessful searches, this man ran into Yue Lao, who was reading a book of marriages. The man made God show him his future wife, but saw only a poor old woman with a child. Wei Gu was afraid that a beggar would become his wife and ordered his servant to kill the child. But the girl managed not only to survive, but also to avoid serious injuries. Many years later, Wei Gu found himself a bride of his own, but found a scar on her forehead. The girl told him that someone tried to kill her as a child. Then Wei Gu realized with horror that he almost killed his future bride. Most likely, he preferred not to tell her about it. This story speaks of the fact that there is no possibility to resist fate and the gods who decided to arrange it.
The Scandinavians had several purposes for this goddess. She was not just a goddess of beauty, but she was also the queen of Volkwang. This place was something like Valhalla, and half of the fallen in battle fell there after death. However, this goddess of love had another side of her temper. Freya was very greedy, jealous, and sometimes did bad things. The Scandinavians believe that it was she who taught people how to conjure, which was considered by the northern peoples to be an evil occupation. Scandalous goddess constantly swore at Loki. He constantly tried to torment her or steal her magical things. Among them was the well-known necklace of Brisingamen, which eventually went to Heimdall. The goddess married a mortal, Oda. And when he disappeared (most likely – died), Freya began to roam the earth and cry with golden tears. And the goddess of fertility and harvest traveled in a chariot drawn by a pair of lynxes.