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 modern name is the Sicilian version of Arab vocable Wādī al-tīn, namely "The River of Sandstone".
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–57). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.