View Single Post
Unread 03-16-2021, 06:33 PM
david starling david starling is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Yes
Posts: 30,721
Smile Re: Transits of Chiron

Originally Posted by IleneK View Post
Chiron relinquished his immortality, his god-like aspect, which had kept him from dying and being released from his suffering. And to give up his immortality he offered to take Prometheus' place. When gods saw this generous act, Chiron was placed in the heavens in a constellation in the heavens.

Or so the story goes.

More or less.
You're right. It wasn't just his mortal side that died, as was the case with Hercules, who was also half mortal, half immortal.

It was making that ultimate sacrifice to save Prometheus that made Chiron a true hero.
Reply With Quote