Chiron (Χείρωνας Κένταυρος in Ancient Greek) is the Centaur who lives at Camp Half-Blood. He is the teacher to demigods. Though he is said to be immortal, he is not. The gods granted him the wish that he could teach half-bloods until he was no longer needed. He is the son of Kronos. In Legends, Chiron taught many of the famous heroes such as Asclepius, Achillles, Hercules, Percy Jackson, and others.


Chiron was sired by Kronos, who was in the form of a horse at the time. He is said to have the lower body of a grey (white) horse. His mother, Philyra abandoned him at birth because of her disgust at his appearance. Chiron is not a true centaur, as centaurs are notorious for being overly indulgent drinkers and carousers, given to violence when intoxicated, and generally uncultured delinquents, each centaur was also wild and lusty. Chiron, by contrast, was intelligent, civilized and kind. Also, true centaurs are born of sun and raincloud.