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Does Chiron know about the Egyptian Gods? Does the 1st Nome know about the Greek Gods?
Chiron is the activities director at Camp Half-Blood. The son of the titan king Kronos ant the Oceanid Philyra, he is the immortal centaur trainer of heroes from Greek mythology, including Hercules , Jason , and Achilles. Brunner " when he posed as a teacher at Yancy Academy. Chiron was sired by the Titan King Kronos , who was in the form of a horse at the time. His mother, Philyra, abandoned him on Mount Pelion at birth because of her disgust at his appearance. Later the god Apollo took care of the child and taught him all his skills.
Chiron lived at the foot of Mount Pelion in Thessaly. Unlike other Centaurs, who were violent and savage, he was famous for his wisdom and knowledge of medicine. Chiron frequently appears in the legends of his grandson, Peleus , and his great-grandson, Achilles. Accidentally pierced by a poisoned arrow shot by Heracles, he renounced his immortality in favour of Prometheus and was placed among the stars as the constellation Centaurus. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback.
Chiron was notable throughout Greek mythology for his youth-nurturing nature. His personal skills tend to match those of his foster father Apollo , who taught the young centaur the art of medicine, herbs, music, archery, hunting, gymnastics and prophecy, and made him rise above his beastly nature. Like satyrs , centaurs were notorious for being wild, lusty, overly indulgent drinkers and carousers, violent when intoxicated, and generally uncultured delinquents. Chiron, by contrast, was intelligent, civilized and kind, because he was not related directly to the other centaurs  due to his parentage. He was the son of the Titan Cronus and the Oceanid Philyra ,    and thus possible brother to Dolops  and Aphrus , the ancestor and eponym of the Aphroi, i.
By deTraci Regula. Symbol or Attribute: The man-beast blend itself is the major attribute of the centaur. Weaknesses: The other Centaurs of Greek myth tend to be irritable and violent. Chiron is a patient and wise one. Chronos had taken on the disguise of a horse when he wanted to seduce the nymph Philyra.