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Entry from November 20, 2020
“Chiron was a half human/half horse doctor, which made him the Centaur for Disease Control”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a national public health institute. The Greek mythological figure of Chiron as the “Centaur of Disease Control” is a joke on the CDC name.

“RT:’@terryocarroll: The Greek mythical character Chiron was a healer. So that makes him a Centaur for Disease Control’” was posted on Twitter by Håkon Gaut on March 6, 2015. (The original tweet is no longer available.)

“Besides training all the major Greek heroes, Chiron was also a doctor. That would make him the Centaur for Disease Control” was posted on tumblr on April 9, 2017. “According to Greek Mythology, Chiron was a half horse, half human doctor. This made him the Centaur for Disease Control” was posted on Twitter by Melinda Howard on July 31, 2019, and this tweet went viral.


Wikipedia: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a national public health institute in the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Wikipedia: Chiron
In Greek mythology, Chiron (/ˈkaɪrən/ KY-rən; also Cheiron or Kheiron; Greek: Χείρων “hand") was held to be the superlative centaur amongst his brethren since he was called the “wisest and justest of all the centaurs”.

Twitter
Håkon Gaut
@AHGaut
Stønn.. RT:"@terryocarroll: The Greek mythical character Chiron was a healer.
So that makes him a Centaur for Disease Control.”
1:28 AM · Mar 6, 2015·Talon (Classic)

Twitter
Jake L Woodworth
@jakelwoodworth
Besides training all the major Greek heroes, Chiron was also a doctor.
That would make him the Centaur for… https://tmblr.co/ZQ4EVx2JagFn
8:30 PM · Mar 15, 2017·Tumblr

tumblr
baeddelshinsgirl
Besides training all the major Greek heroes, Chiron was also a doctor. That would make him the Centaur for Disease Control.
wizardlyvassal
*sigh*
Source: baeddelshinsgirl
puns greek mythology I LOVE IT! je qz
72,745 notes
Apr 9th, 2017

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Calysta Rose
@calystarose
wizardlyvassal: baeddelshinsgirl: Besides training all the major Greek heroes, Chiron was also a doctor.... https://tmblr.co/ZWbqay2KRMFnC
8:29 AM · Apr 9, 2017·Tumblr

Twitter
Jaydee
@williams_jd
Besides training all the major Greek heroes, Chiron was also a doctor.
That would make him the Centaur for Disease Control.
2:39 AM · May 4, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
DarQuing Dragonlord
@DarQuingDragon
Besides training all the major Greek heroes, Chiron was also a doctor.
That would make him the Centaur for Disease Control.
12:25 AM · May 6, 2017·Twitter Web Client

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Laura B
@LauraB_Writes
Chiron trained Greek heroes & was a doctor.
That would make him the Centaur for Disease Control.
me: *sighs* https://tmblr.co/ZAidAi2OnXD2-
7:30 PM · Aug 10, 2017·Tumblr

Twitter
Mike Condon
@Refdesktales
One of the greatest doctors in Greek mythology was the half-man, half-horse Chiron. He was a Centaur for Disease Control and Prevention.
12:37 PM · Jan 17, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Crash_86 (April 2018?—ed.)
In Greek mythology, Chiron was known for his knowledge and skill with medicine
One could even call him the Centaur for Disease Control.
He was a big believer in herd immunity.

Reddit—Grandorder
Posted by u/tkfsung April 9, 2018
Chiron puns
Besides training all the Greek heroes, Chiron was also a doctor.
This would make him the Centaur for Disease Control.
please don’t kill me

Twitter
Jeannie Warner
@thetsmorgan
QOTD: Chiron was the most important Centaur in Greek mythology, famous for his teaching and ability medicine. Does that make him the Centaur for Disease Control, specializing in Herd Immunity?”
7:35 PM · Apr 9, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Rob (Crash_86)
@Crash_86
In Greek mythology, Chiron was known for his knowledge and skill with medicine.
One could even call him the Centaur for Disease Control.
#TuesdayThoughts
2:31 PM · Apr 10, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dr John
@gpvirtualist
Asclepius was once worshipped as the (Greek) god of medicine. He was taught the art of medicine by the centaur Chiron. Chiron is the original Centaur For Disease Control Face with tears of joy
1:14 PM · Oct 20, 2018·Facebook

Twitter
Melinda Howard
@MelindaHoward4
According to Greek Mythology, Chiron was a half horse, half human doctor.
This made him the Centaur for Disease Control.
8:39 AM · Jul 31, 2019·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/gladhandz August 5, 2019
According to Greek mythology, Chiron was a half horse half human doctor.
This made him the Centaur for Disease Control.

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/chiefscooter November 19, 2020
According to Greek mythology, Chiron was a half human/half horse doctor which made him the Centaur for Disease Control.

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