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Chiron was not just a teacher, he was a healer too. And crucially, he was wounded and his wound could not be healed.

Centaurs were generally violent and unruly, but Chiron's intellect and his pain made him rise above his kind. In that way, he is a metaphor for humans, who have to apply themselves and suffer in order to rise above our base violence, our pettiness.

His moral and spiritual authority comes from knowledge and suffering. In a way, he is a form of Christ or Dalai Lama.

I love this Hierophant. He is one of us, but beyond, too.
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