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Chiron

Chiron was known for his exceptional goodness and wisdom. He was the only immortal centaur. He became the tutor for a number of famous Greek heroes which included Achilles (as shown in this picture), Asclepius and Actaeon.

Despite his immortality, he ended up dying. Hercules stopped to visit Pholus. Hercules was thirsty and persuaded Pholus to open a jar of wine that was the common property of the Centaurs. The other Centaurs smelled the wine and came running. A fight broke out between Hercules and the centaurs. Chiron took no part in the fight but, was accidentally wounded by Hercules. As an immortal, Chiron could not die but lived in terrible pain.

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