Dittaino

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Dittaino
Basin countries Sicily
Length 105 km (65 mi)

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 is 105 kilometres (65 mi) long.

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 kilometres (19 mi) from its mouth.

Hydronym

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

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