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Gender Masculine
Scripts Χειρων(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. KIE-rahn  [key]
Other Forms FormsCheiron, Kheiron

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek kheir meaning "hand" (also "skilled with the hands", related to kheirourgos "surgeon"). In Greek mythology he was the eldest and wisest of the centaurs, who educated and trained many of the great heroes. He is represented by the constellation Sagittarius.
Added 5/12/2008 by Elizabeth
Edited 12/16/2016 by LMS, SeaHorse15 and Lucille