• Definition for "chthonian"
    • related to the underworld; becoming underneath the planet.
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    • In early times the Greek worship…
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chthonian definition

  • adjective:
    • related to the underworld; becoming underneath the planet.
    • Designating, or related to, gods or spirits of the underworld; esp., regarding the underworld gods of the Greeks, whose worship is widely considered as much more primitive in kind than that of the Olympian gods. The faculties of chthonian worship are propitiatory and magical rites and generalized or euphemistic brands associated with the deities, that are likely to have been mostly spirits.
    • dwelling underneath the surface associated with the planet
    • related to the underworld; being under the earth.
    • Designating, or related to, gods or spirits for the underworld; esp., concerning the underworld gods regarding the Greeks, whose worship is extensively thought to be more ancient in form than that the Olympian gods. The traits of chthonian worship are propitiatory and magical rites and generalized or euphemistic brands of the deities, that are expected to have been mostly ghosts.
    • dwelling under the area of this planet
  • others:
    • Of or relating to the under world; subterranean.
    • Springing from earth.
    • Of or relating to the underneath world; subterranean.
    • Springing from the earth.
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