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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Definitions for chthonic

  1. Dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld

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Citations for chthonic
"Driven by dæmonic, chthonic Powers." T.S. Eliot,
"The chthonic divinity was essentially a god of the regions under the earth; at first of the dark home of the seed, later on of the still darker home of the dead." C. F. Keary,
Origin of chthonic
Chthonic comes from khthón, the Greek word for earth.