παρθένον ἐν πελάγει ζητῶν τὴν πρόσθε λέοντα,— Paton edition
τηθὴν εὑρήσεις παιδοφόνου Ἑκάβης.
SEEKING in the sea the maiden who was once a lion, thou shalt find the mother-in-law of Hecuba, the murderer of her children.— Paton edition
*Answer*: Thetis, who was transformed into a lion in her attempt to escape from Peleus. Hecuba was a name given to Medea, whom, according to late tradition, Achilles is said to have married in the islands of the blessed.