"What befell the weakling youth lifting the dread goddess's veil at Sais?"

Sais was an ancient Egyptian town in the Western Nile Delta. The city's patron goddess was Neith, who the Greeks identified with Athena. Plutarch said the shrine in Sais carried the inscription "I am all that hath been, and is, and shall be; and my veil no mortal has hitherto raised."