chthonic THONE-ik, adjective:
Dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld
“Driven by dæmonic, chthonic Powers.”
— T.S. Eliot
“The chthonic divinity was essentially a god of the regions under the earth; at first of the dark home of the seed, later on of the still darker home of the dead.”
— C. F. Keary
“The chthonic imagery of Norine’s apartment, which..was black as a coalhole and heated by the furnace of the hostess’ unslaked desires.”
— M. McCarthy
“Two great and contrasted forms of ritual: the Olympian and the Chthonic, the one a ritual of cheerful character, the other a ritual of gloom, and fostering superstition.”
Chthonic comes from khthón, the Greek word for earth.
Yeah, it’s great, right. I get Dictionary.com’s word of the day on my gmail account. It’s pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. I wish that Urban Dictionary would do that. Maybe they do. I don’t really know.
So, I feel like writing about happy things, since the last post that I had was not happy in the least, and the last week and a half have gone by SO SLOWLY. It feels like it’s been a month, which is weird, because the rest of the summer has gone by absurdly fast. Bumbershoot’s on monday! Yay! That’s one happy thing.
Okay, happy thing #2: my favorite cousin and her husband are coming over tomorrow to stay with us for a couple days. They live in Kentucky and we just found out that she’s pregnant. Yay!
Um, hm. Oh! Well, this started out sucky, but now it’s not! My phone died. *Tear* But I found my old one so now I can send all my old photos from my phone to my email. Yay! And I can call people. Double yay! So I need many phone numbers, because I don’t remember them all off the top of my head.
Well, I think I should go to bed now, since I have to work at 9, and I’d like to sleep. But tomorrow will be a good day, because my manager isn’t working. Roger will be the only groomer, which always makes it a better work day. It’s much more chill when my manager isn’t there.
Oh, and I found my earphones. Triple yay!
And holy crap, I almost forgot, Obama chose Joe Biden as his running mate. Hells yes and infinite yay!