Sagittarius Picture

The constellation Sagittarius has the shape of the mythical centaur, a creature in Greek mythology that had the upper body of a man and the lower body of a horse. The race of centaurs were a rough and savage lot except for one named Chiron, who was taught by Apollo and Artemis the arts of music and medicine, hunting and prophecy, and went on to tutor the young heroes of Greece in many subjects. The wise Chiron was immortal, however this proved to be ruinous. Wounded by a stray poison arrow shot by the hero Hercules, his suffering was so great that Prometheus granted release from immortality so that he could die. The great Zeus was hurt by the death of Chiron and raised him to the skies as a constellation
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