08:18:45 PM Nov 1st 2011
I removed this line: Older Than Feudalism. But more to the point, this isn't the trope. Cheiron was a mentor to many heroes, and Cheiron died in some myths, but these two things are not connected. He was not Heracles's mentor and died only from association with other centaurs Heracles was fighting. Stories of him mentoring heroes, even those born after Heracles died, never mention him dying and leaving them mentorless.