Chiron

Greek - The king of the Centaurs. Son of Cronus and Philyra. Husband of Chariclo. Father of Endeis and Euippe. His parentage was different from that of the other Centaurs, as was his disposition. He was physically like them because Cronus had adopted the form of a horse when fathering him on Philyra, but he was a wise Centaur who cared for and tutored a number of Greek heroes including Achilles, Asclepius Heracles and Jason. He was inadvertently shot by Heracles, whose poisoned arrows were invariably fatal to mortals. An alternative story says that when Pholus entertained Heracles in his cave and they were attacked by other centaurs, one of them, Elatus, was wounded by one of the poisoned arrows fired by Heracles and Chiron was accidentally wounded in the knee when he withdrew this arrow. Chiron, not a mortal, could not die though suffering great agony. Later on Prometheus assumed the burden of immortality to allow Chiron to die, when he was placed in the heavens as Centaurus. He is sometimes depicted as having human rather than equine forelegs. At times, known as Chiron, Cheiron, Cheiron, Chiron, Kheiron, Kheiron, Chiron, Kiron, Kiron, Chiron, Philyrides, Philyrides or Chiron.
European - Keeper of the lake of boiling. Blood (Dante). Also called Chiron, Cheiron, Cheiron, Chiron, Kheiron, Kheiron, Chiron, Kiron, Kiron, Chiron, Philyrides, Philyrides or Chiron.

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