Chiron Name Meaning & Origin

Chiron

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From Greek, meaning "hand". Chiron, a son of Cronus, was the good centaur who taught many of the heroes of mythology. He was called the "wisest and justest of all the centaurs", and was granted a second immortality by Zeus after being wounded by a poisoned arrow. He became a constellation.

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Chiron, (the centaur) character in the "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" fantasy series by Rick Riordan.
Chiron Harris is the main character in Barry Jenkins' 2016 film "Moonlight." In the film the name is pronounced to rhyme with Tyrone.

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