[ thoh-nee-uhn ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
19th Century; Greek from Greek khthonios ‘in or under the earth’
  • demonic
  • devilish
  • malevolent
  • angelic
  • godlike
  • moral
of Classical Mythology, relating to the deities, spirits, and other dwellings under the earth
A) In Greek mythology, Persephone was given the chthonian title of “Queen of the Underworld.” B) The Greek gods were often angered over people’s emphasis on chthonian and hero worship over godly worship.
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