Give me Love, give me Longing now, the powers
you use to overwhelm all gods and mortal men!
The Iliad, Book 14, lines 241-242. Hera makes this appeal to Aphrodite, goddess of love and lust. She wishes to use Aphrodite’s "love" powers to seduce Zeus, in order to distract him from the war and allow Poseidon attack the Trojans unchecked.