And far-sped arrows, found her on a day
Wrestling unarmed against a lion bold,
And cried to Chiron: “Son of Philyra,
Come from thy sacred cavern and behold
What woman’s soul can dare!
This calm-browed girl essays a wondrous fight,
Her heart no toil can weaken, and her mind
No fear subdue. Born of what mortal kind
Is she, and stolen from what tribe of might,
Who haunts these glades of shadowy mountains wild?
Illimitable strength her actions prove….
Pindar, Ninth Pythian Ode, Apollo sets eyes on Cyrene