One of a race of persons who lived before the division of labor had been carried to such a pitch of differentiation, and who followed the primitive economic maxim, "Every man his own horse." The best of the lot was Chiron, who to the wisdom and virtues of the horse added the fleetness of man. The scripture story of the head of John the Baptist on a charger shows that pagan myths have somewhat sophisticated sacred history.
A fabulous being, represented as half man and half horse.
In Greek mythology, a being with the head, arms, and torso of a man, and the body and legs of a horse. The personification of wisdom and beastliness: the two natures of humankind.