Chthonic is a term used to describe earth gods and goddesses. It can refer to Underworld gods. In Greek mythology, chthonic is contrasted with the ouranic
, Olympian, or sky gods. Chthonic comes from the Greek word for earth, chthonos
. The chthonic gods of the Greek pantheon include:
Chthonic can be used for the gods in other pantheons
. It can also be used for aspects of Olympian gods.
Also Known As: Chthonian
Alternate Spellings: kthonic