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'The Eddication o Achilles bi Chiron' fresco frae Herculaneum, 1st century AD (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples).

In Greek meethologie, Chiron (an aa Cheiron or Kheiron; Greek: Χείρων "haund"[1]) wis held tae be the superlative centaur amangst his brethren. Chiron wis notable throuoot Greek mythologie for his youth-nurturin naitur. His personal skills tend tae match thae o Apollo, his foster faither (whiles alang wi Artemis): medicine, muisic, airchery, huntin, prophecy. His parents war Cronus an Philyra.

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  1. Compare the dactyls, "fingers", auncient masters o the airt o metallurgy an magical healers.