Who was Hiron Kentavros? The mythos behind the name...

Everyone’s heard of the Centaurs (Kentavros), the half horse half man creatures, right? What is less known however than the creatures themselves is their place of origin: Mountain Pelion!

Not all of the Centaurs were particularly nice guys though. They were said to have had problems with alcohol and rather violent outbreaks every now and then.

The centaur Hiron however was not only one of the good guys but one of the most respectable personas of Greek mythology in general. He was an excellent healer and practitioner of medicine but his skills did extend to fighting proficiency with weapons such as the bow and arrow and the lance. Such were the skills that he transferred to his students most of whom were of equally renowned stature, like Hercules and Achilles.