Si pareret Lygdo coniunx Telethusa puellam:
Protinus hanc letho clam dare iussa fuit;
Isis sed contra mandat sub imagine somni:
decipiat pariens ut Telethusa virum.
Iphis avus fuerat: suboli dat nomen avitum
Lygdus: et uxorem deligit inde pater.
affert Isis opem: nam quaemodo templa subibat
femina: mox puerum mater abire videt.
--Iohannis Posthius, in Picta Poesis Ovidiana (1580)
Lygdus ordered his wife to kill their child
If she gave birth to a girl,
But Isis came to her in a vision
While she was in labor
And told her instead to deceive her husband.
Lygdus named the child after his grandfather Iphis
And then arranged him to marry a woman.
And Isis came to the rescue:
For Telethusa watched in wonder
As her Iphis entered the temple a girl
and left it as a boy.