- dark, primitive, and mysterious
Origin of chthonicFrom Greek khthonios of the earth from khthōn earth ; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
From Ancient Greek χθών (khthōn, “ground”).