The Chiron Myth
Chiron was a centaur, son of Saturn and the nymph Philyra, rejected by both parents.
Chiron was a healer, astrologer, oracle, teacher, mentor, and wise man. He taught many famous heroes.
Heracles accidentally wounds Chiron with an arrow dipped in the poison blood of the Hydra – creating a wound that can’t be healed.
Chiron gives up his immortality to be relieved of suffering. He takes Prometheus’s place, chained to a rock, and dies.
Today a “Hydra-like problem” or “hydra’” refers to a multifaceted problem that seems incapable of step-by-step solution, or to one that worsens upon conventional attempts to solve it… (Source)
Chiron couldn’t heal his wound – and neither could anyone else
The Chirotic wound is likely to be one that is not talked about in mainstream conversation. The fact is, Chiron couldn’t heal his wound, and neither could anyone else. No one had the cure for his particular problem.
Chirotic problems are those that are unlikely to have ready-made solutions. People with Chiron problems often ignore conventional medicine and explore alternative therapies in an attempt to discover a cure of their own.
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