A callipygian (from Greek καλλίπυγοσις / kallipugosis) is a person who has beautiful buttocks. For example, the Callipygian Venus or Venus Kallipygos (also known in Greek as Aphrodite Kallipygos) is a statue of the Roman goddess Venus (100 B.C.), or the Greek goddess Aphrodite, baring and admiring her own behind.
Compare the Japanese word bakku-shan (バックシャン): a girl who is only beautiful when being viewed from behind.
- Photo of the Callipygian Venus
- The aesthetics of the buttocks in the white female (warning: with photos of aesthetic surgery, gluteoplasty)