chthonian

[ thoh-nee-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF chthonian
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It must be strange to die, surrounded by jackals at their chthonian litanies.

The Chthonian deities form a counterpart to the dwellers on Olympus.

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.

WORD ORIGIN

1804, from Latinized form of Greek khthonios (see chthonic) + -an.

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