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Aphrodite, goddess of love.

Amokinesis is the ability to control the emotion of love or desire. Aphrodite and her children (most prominently Eros) can use this ability. Only the three Greek Virgin Goddesses are immune to this power. The word 'Amokinesis' may be derived from ‘Amor’, meaning ‘love’ in Spanish.


User can sense and manipulate all the aspects of love, of themselves, people, animals and other creatures, whether by increasing, decreasing, causing or otherwise channeling love, even manifesting the emotional energy to a physical level. Love includes a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection ("I love my mother") to pleasure ("I loved that meal") to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also include basic kindness, compassion, and affection.


The Aphrodite's Cabin members can use this power as they are the offspring of the goddess of love. Also, characters like Medea and Circe have this power as they are powerful sorceresses. This power is intensified if the user has charmspeak because it also uses the power of the voice to make anybody do what they want.

This is one of the most powerful abilities despite not having the destructive force of Hydrokinesis or Pyrokinesis, as love can even bring even the gods to their knees. Percy himself once said that Aphrodite's power scares him even more than Ares.

The Heroes of Olympus

The House of Hades

Piper McLean, daughter of Aphrodite, and a user of Amokinesis

When Jason talks about where the group will meet Reyna, he gets distracted by Piper's multicolored eyes. They apparently 'made it hard for him to think straight'. When Piper asked him what the town was called, he noticed that Piper smelled really good- like blooming honeysuckle' and Jason wondered if Piper was working some type of 'Aphrodite magic' on him- like every time he mentioned Reyna's name, she would befuddle him so much that he couldn't think of anything but Piper. This might be some kind of love magic.[1]

Known Users


  • It is unknown how amokinesis affects those of a differing sexual orientation then the user or those who identify as non-binary.


Demigod Abilities: ADHD | Ancient Greek | Aphrodite's Blessing | Ares' Blessing | Artemis' Blessing | Clear Sight | Dreams | Dyslexia | Latin
Object Manipulation: Air | Anatomy | Atmosphere | Bones | Darkness | Dead | Earth | Electricity | Fears | Fire | Healing | Ice | Illusions | Light | Locks | Love | Luck | Machines | Magic | Memories | Metals | Objects | Peace | Portals | Plants | Poison | Sleep | Sound | Temperature | Time | War | Water | Wealth | Weapons | Youth
Egyptian Magic: Animal Charming | Binding Magic | Combat Magic | Death Magic | Divine Words | Duat Travel | Duat Usage | Divination | Elemental Magic | Healing Magic | Necromancy | Path of the Gods | Statuary Magic | Storm Magic | Surveillance Magic | Sympathetic Magic
Other Abilities: Alf Seidr | Charmspeak | Curse of Achilles | Death Trance | Empathy Link | Immunity | Mist Control | Monster Sense | Prophecy | Rune Magic | Seasons Alteration | Shadow Travel | Shapeshifting | Teleportation | Vocal Mimicry | Zoolingualism
Skills: Alf Sign Language | Archery | Axemanship | Greek Training | Horsemanship | Knifemanship | Legion Training | Morse Code | Multilingualism | Musical Aptitude | Old Norse | Polearmsmanship | Swordsmanship | Weaving