adjective Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for chthonian
A man who divorced his wife was to make an offering to the Chthonian gods.Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)|Plutarch
The Chthonian deities form a counterpart to the dwellers on Olympus.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)|John Addington Symonds
It must be strange to die, surrounded by jackals at their chthonian litanies.In Mesopotamia|Martin Swayne
As a chthonian power, she is worshipped at the Samothracian mysteries, and is closely connected with Demeter.