adjective Classical Mythology.
Origin of chthonian
Related Words for chthoniandemonic, malevolent, hellish, devilish, wicked, lower, accursed, confounded, cursed, damnable, diabolical, execrable, fiendish, malicious, monstrous, nether, satanic, subterranean, blamed, blasted
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Historical Examples of chthonian
It must be strange to die, surrounded by jackals at their chthonian litanies.In Mesopotamia
The Chthonian deities form a counterpart to the dwellers on Olympus.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)
John Addington Symonds
A man who divorced his wife was to make an offering to the Chthonian gods.
As a chthonian power, she is worshipped at the Samothracian mysteries, and is closely connected with Demeter.