a. pertaining to Greek gods of underworld.

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  • Chthonic — 2007 Live …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chthonic — Datos generales Origen  Taiwán Información artística …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chthonic — Chthon ic, a. [Gr. ?, ?, the earth.] Pertaining to the earth; earthy; as, chthonic religions. [1913 Webster] [The] chthonic character of the wife of Zeus. Max M[ u]ller. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chthonic — [thän′ik] adj. 1. CHTHONIAN 2. dark, primitive, and mysterious * * * chthon·ic (thŏnʹĭk) also chtho·ni·an (thōʹnē ən) adj. Greek Mythology Of or relating to the …   Universalium

  • chthonic — 1882, with suffix IC (Cf. ic), from Gk. khthonios of the earth, in the earth, from khthon the earth, solid surface of the earth (mostly poetic) from PIE root *dhghem (Cf. Gk. khamai on the ground, first element in CHAMELEON (Cf. chameleon); also… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chthonic — [thän′ik] adj. 1. CHTHONIAN 2. dark, primitive, and mysterious …   English World dictionary

  • Chthonic — This article is about the Greek deities. For the band, see Chthonic (band). For other uses, see Chthon (disambiguation). Greek deities series Primordial deities Titans and Olympian deities Aquatic deities Personified concepts Other deities Chth …   Wikipedia

  • chthonic — adjective /ˈkθɒnɪk,ˈθɑ.nɪk/ Dwelling within or under the earth. The young pantheon had remanded their elders to the role of smouldering, chthonic gods; to inhabiting dark, deep places, hidden from mortal eyes and influence. See Also: chthonian,… …   Wiktionary

  • chthonic — also chthonian adjective Etymology: Greek chthon , chthōn earth more at humble Date: 1882 of or relating to the underworld ; infernal < chthonic deities > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chthonic (band) — Chthonic Chinese name 閃靈樂團 (Traditional) Origin Taiwan Genre(s) …   Wikipedia

  • chthonic deities —    In classical mythology, the dreaded deities of the underworld, who are so feared that they usually are nameless and are called only by euphemisms. They often appear in the form of SERPENTs, which are associated with tombs and death. Chthonic… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

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