The Greek language has contributed to the English vocabulary in five main ways:. The post-classical coinages are by far the most numerous of these. Since the living Greek and English languages were not in direct contact until modern times, borrowings were necessarily indirect, coming either through Latin through texts or various vernaculars , or from Ancient Greek texts, not the living spoken language. Some Greek words were borrowed into Latin and its descendants, the Romance languages.
Philosophers such as John Stuart Mill have argued that the existence of evil demonstrates that God is either not omnipotent or not good and loving — the reasoning being that if evil exists apart from the sovereign power of God, then by resistless logic, God cannot be deemed omnipotent. On the other hand, if God does have the power to prevent evil but fails to do it, then this would reflect upon His character, indicating that He is neither good nor loving. Because of the persistence of this problem, the church has seen countless attempts at what is called theodicy. The term theodicy involves the combining of two Greek words: the word for God, theos , and the word for justification, dikaios. Such theodicies have covered the gauntlet between a simple explanation that evil comes as a direct result of human free will or to more complex philosophical attempts such as that offered by the philosopher Leibniz.
In Greek mythology , the primordial deities are the first entities or beings that came into existence. These deities are a group of gods from which all others descend. These primordial deities represent an existensial plane of the world, for example Gaia - Earth, Ouranos sometimes called Uranus - Sky.
This concise list of Greek goddesses also includes the parents and consorts of Greek demi-goddesses, goddesses and mortal Greek heroines from Greek mythology. Reload page for original sort order. Start typing in the Filter table box below to find matches inside the table. For example to display only the table rows which include Asteria start typing Asteria and be amazed! Key : Male entities are in bold.