Dittaino

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Dittaino
Mouth Simeto River
Basin countries Sicily
Length 105 km
Source elevation  
Avg. discharge  
Basin area  

The Dittaino (Greek: Χρύσας; Latin: Chrysas) is a river of central Sicily which rises in the Heraean Mountains, not far from the modern towns of Gangi and Enna. It has a length of 105 km.

After flowing through the territory of Assoro, where its tutelary divinity was worshipped with peculiar honors during the Greek civilization, and afterwards through that of Agira, it joins the Simeto in the plain of Catania, about 30 km from its mouth.

The hydronym[edit]

The modern name is the Sicilian version of Arab vocable Wādī al-tīn, namely "The River of Sandstone".

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