The fertility goddesses
are the female deities
to watch over and promote fertility
, and birth
in many polytheistic
cultures. In some cases these deities were directly associated with sex
, and in others they simply embodied related attributes. Some examples include Aphrodite
in ancient Greece
in ancient Egypt
, the Teutonic
, and Brigit
. Fertility gods are also present in many other cultures.
Some archeological finds that have been proposed to be images of or associated with ancient fertility goddesses are Venus figurines such as the Venus of Willendorf.
List of fertility goddesses and related deities and individuals