Greek God and GoddessesQUESTION: Does the Bible mention Greek god and goddesses?ANSWER:
does not mention Greek god and goddesses, but it does make reference to unknown gods and the goddess of the Asiatic peoples - the goddess Diana, for example.
These inferences were made in such cases as Paul, trying to show non-followers of Jesus Christ how futile they were being by trusting in false gods.
Acts 17:23 says, "For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you."
It is important to note Paul's intention here. The entire Bible pointedly and concisely distinguishes the difference between truth and untruth, filth and purity, sinfulness and righteousness.
In the case of Paul's reprimand, we can see just how determined mankind is to create our own alterations, exceptions, and additional facets to the otherwise straightforward, God-ordained definitions. To explicitly mention Greek god and goddesses would, in the strictest sense, cultivate that already-difficult-to-suppress desire to pursue the tempting untruths of this world.
The ultimate human endeavor is that of finding the greatest truth, the final source of peace and joy, the deepest sense of passion and fervor for righteousness and purity.
To hand each woman, man, and child a guidebook of life that is peppered with distractions would be entirely useless. As well, it would totally against the nature of God!
It may seem that having or not having the Bible mention Greek god and goddesses would be a subtle thing. When you think of why God might have deliberately chose to leave it out, though, a great amount of respect can be gained for His authority.
God has a reason for everything He does, that of drawing individuals to Himself and receiving honor and praise through their lives. This message distinctly shines through every verse of the Bible, in the mention of His presence of truth and in the omission of the false Greek god and goddesses.