The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Elder God CBR Scale: D

Name: Chthon

Other Names: Demon of the Darkhold; The Other; the Great Shadow; Satan

Classification: villain villain   deity deity  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Chillers #1 (Oct. 1975): "...Magic is Alive!"

Creators: Marv Wolfman, Bill Mantlo, Ed Hannigan, Yong Montano, John Romita, Frank Giacoia

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 13

Teams/Affiliations: Elder Gods; Gods of Pre-Cataclysmic Era

Enemy of: Modred the Mystic, The Avengers

Occupation: would-be conqueror

Gender: male

Chthon is a demonic deity who is one of a group of such beings known as "the Elder Gods."

Before Chthon first appeared in the Marvel Universe - in Marvel Chillers #1 - the Darkholders were referred to as "Satan worshipers." After Chthon was introduced, Darkholders were said to be worshipers of Chthon.

One manifestation of Chthon is "The Other." The Other is an Earthly aspect or elemental host of Chthon which is closely associated with the Darkhold. Marvel Chillers #1 is the first appearance of Chthon as "The Other."

This character is in the following 13 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Avengers and the Thunderbolts (1998) (mentioned)
Captain America
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme
Fantastic Four Annual #23 (1990): "When Franklin Comes Marchin' Home"
Marvel Chillers #1 (Oct. 1975): "...Magic is Alive!"
Marvel Knights 4
The Mighty Avengers
Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #3 (Jan. 1973): "The Mystery of the Mad Monk!" (mentioned)

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