Then he remembered Cheiron's word and was glad he had answered her softly.
When Cheiron knew that his power had come back to him he was glad.
For Halcyone he was "Cheiron," her master, who had the enchanting quality of being able to see the other side of her head.
And at the last old Cheiron was silent, and called the lad with a soft voice.
"You are indeed Cheiron, Master," she said—and then her eyes widened and she looked into the glowing ashes.
So Cheiron gave him his immortality, and died, and had rest from pain.
The child was at first handed over to the care of the Hours, or the nymph Melissa and the centaur Cheiron.
Through this cause Cheiron was born a centaur: his wife was Chariclo.
And Cheiron stood by him and watched him, for he knew that the time was come.
"You will pour out the tea, Halcyone, for us as usual," Cheiron said.
wisest of the centaurs, from Latin Chiron, from Greek Kheiron, of unknown origin; Klein compares Greek kheirourgos "surgeon."
A large cometlike body with an orbit mostly between Saturn and Uranus. Discovered in 1977, Chiron was originally identified as an asteroid, but it has since been reclassified as a Centaur. Like a comet, Chiron has been observed to display a nebulous coma in its closest approach to the Sun, but at approximately 200 km (124 mi) in diameter it is far larger than any other known comet. See more at Centaur.