Chiron was the name of the most wise and righteous of the Centaurs, the mythological creatures with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse, living in Mount Pelion. Born to Cronus the Titan but raised by god Apollo, Chiron was considered to excel in medicine, music, hunting, archery and gymnastics with renowned prophetic powers. His heritage combined with his vast knowledge made Chiron the first amongst Centaurs to tutor the greatest of his era; Theseus, Achilles, Patroclus, Jason, Perseus and even Hercules and Asclepius were some of his many pupils, mythology says. Distinct amongst his kind for being polite, wise and sage, Chiron is also mentioned in the myth of the Argonauts as it was he who welcomed them in his residence in Pelion, during their voyage back to Greece, as many of the participating heroes were his friends and pupils.