Centaur Chiron´s Cave

Centaur Chiron´s Cave

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  • TomCook

    a little off the way lying small cave. According to legend, the cave of Chiron, son of Kronos and his character after a centaur.
    Cheiron (Greek Χείρων "hand", Latin Chiron) is in Greek mythology, the son of Cronus and Philyra, half-brother of Zeus and one of the Centaurs.
    He physically resembles the wild hybrid creature of horse and human, descended from Ixion, but he is of another origin: not to have been discovered by his wife Rhea, Kronos is said to have fathered him in the shape of a horse with Philyra. Already in the Iliad, it is by its very nature set high above the rest of the Centaurs: He is considered the most just of the Centaurs. He is a friend of the gods, educator of the heroes Jason, Actaion, Aristaeus, Achilles, Kephalos, Meilanion, Nestor, Amphiara, Peleus, Telamon, Meleagros, Theseus, Hippolytus, Palamedes, Menestheus, Odysseus, Diomedes, Kastor, Polydeukes, Machaon. Podaleirios, Antilochos and Aineias, has knowledge of pharmacology, was sometimes considered the founder of surgery and took over the training of Asklepios to the doctor.
    Cheiron lived in a cave at the foot of Mount Pelion in Thessaly and was married to the Najade Chariklo. They had a Centaur daughter named Okyroe. Source Wikipedia

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    • August 19, 2019

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