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Chiron, in Greek mythology, wisest centaur, famous for his knowledge of healing. He taught many Greek heroes, including Achilles. Wounded by Hercules' arrow, he gave up his immortality to Prometheus and was placed in the heavens as the constellation Sagittarius.

See also: Mythology.

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