Chthonic deities, Greece and Rome

Mili, M. (2012) Chthonic deities, Greece and Rome. In: Bagnall, R. S. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781444338386 (doi:10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah17092)

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Chthonic deities are a category of Greek gods taking their name fromthe word chthon, meaning “earth.” The category became prominent in nineteenth-century scholarship, where the chthonic deities were held to be in opposition to the Olympian deities.

Item Type:Book Sections (Encyclopaedia entry)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mili, Dr Maria
Authors: Mili, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Published Online:26 October 2012

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