Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
There are many names given to the divine. Some of the names are used in approximately the same sense (e.g., when a Catholic uses to "God" and "the Holy Trinity"), but for the most part, the names mark important differences in meaning. Among the names used, or ways to refer to the divine, include the following: Generic names for the divine being(s): God (capitalized), god (uncapitalized), goddess, gods, deity, deities Names for specific conceptions of god: Yahweh, Jesus Christ, the Holy Trinity, the Godhead, Allah, Krishna Please add to this list, and if you feel ambitious, give a brief gloss on each. The name of God is very important in Judaism; some Jewish believers hold that the name of God is not to be used except in certain special circumstances. (Anyone know more about this? Do tell.)