List of fertility deities

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Coatlicue, Aztec goddess of fertility, life, death and rebirth

A fertility deity is a god or goddess in mythology associated with fertility, pregnancy, and birth. In some cases these deities are directly associated with sex, and in others they simply embody related attributes. Fertility rites may accompany their worship. The following is a list of fertility deities.

African mythology[edit]

Arabian mythology[edit]

Armenian mythology[edit]

Aztec mythology[edit]

Baltic mythology[edit]

Canaanite mythology[edit]

Chinese mythology[edit]

In Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia[edit]

Celtic mythology[edit]

Catholic hagiology[edit]

Note: Catholicism is a monotheistic religion, and as such, saints are not considered deities. See Intercession of saints and Hagiography for details about those aspects of Catholic doctrine.

Egyptian mythology[edit]

Min, ancient Egyptian god of fertility and lettuce

Etruscan mythology[edit]

Finnish mythology[edit]

Germanic mythology[edit]

Greek mythology[edit]

Hawaiian mythology[edit]

Hindu mythology[edit]

Parvati

Hittite mythology[edit]

Hurrian mythology[edit]

Inca mythology[edit]

Indigenous Australian mythology[edit]

Inuit mythology[edit]

Japanese mythology[edit]

Maya mythology[edit]

Inanna, Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility and warfare

Mesopotamian mythology[edit]

Native American mythology[edit]

Norse mythology[edit]

Oceania mythology[edit]

Persian mythology[edit]

Roman mythology[edit]

Venus, Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility

* These 8 gods/goddesses consummate marriage and some of them are listed in the Indigitamenta [4]

Sami mythology[edit]

Slavic mythology[edit]

Turkic mythology[edit]

Ugaritic mythology[edit]

Vodou[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ibn Ishaq, Muhammad (1955). Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah - The Life of Muhammad Translated by A. Guillaume. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 38. 
  2. ^ Al-Kalbi, Hisham (1952). Kitab Al-Asnam Translated by Nabih Amin Faris. Princeton: Princeton University Press. p. 17. 
  3. ^ Rice, Edward (May 1978). Eastern Definitions: A Short Encyclopedia of Religions of the Orient. New York: Doubleday. p. 433. ISBN 9780385085632. 
  4. ^ Philip Wilkinson, Neil Philip. Mythology. ISBN 978-1-4053-1820-4. p.17. 2007

See also[edit]