5 Gods of Sex & Reproduction from various mythologies
All mythologies around the world have a god or goddess of sexuality whose responsibilities include sex and reproduction. This god or goddess of lust had an important role to play in the mythology as many of the unlikely unions were generally initiated by them. Their presence spans all regions and cultures with some of them having an active worshipper base as well. Here are a few
Min – The Egyptian god dates back to the 4th millennium BCE. He was typically depicted in a male human form, with an erect penis and an arm that held a flail. Min was not worshipped in huge numbers but was the primary god of lust in the Egyptian pantheon.
Kamadeva – The Hindu god is regarded as the god of love and desire. He is depicted as a youthful deity, decked with ornaments and flowers, armed with a bow of sugarcane shooting arrows of flowers. His role although associated with desire, was also important in matter of lust as the word “kama” meant sex in ancient India.
Oshun – This deity or orisha represents the Supreme Being of the Yoruba religion in West Africa. She is regarded as a powerful goddess of love, fertility, femininity, and beauty and is among the many sex goddess names we hear about in African mythology.
Freyr – Freyr is a god in Norse mythology depicted with a phallic statue in the Temple of Uppsala. He is believed to be associated with fertility, virility and prosperity and worshipped among the ultra masculine as the god of lust..
Xochipilli – In Aztec mythology, he is regarded as the god of song, art, dance, flowers, and games. He has also been depicted as a patron of male prostitutes and homosexuals.
There are many other gods and goddesses who are patron gods for all sections of the society including the LGBTQ whom we will cover very soon. Do let us know if you know of any other gods of sex that we can cover on Mythlok.