) or Henna.
An ancient town of
the Siculi in Sicily, on the road from Catana to Agrigentum, said to be the centre of the
island (ὀμφαλὸς Σικελίας
). It was surrounded by fertile
plains, which bore large crops of wheat; it was one of the chief seats of the worship of
Demeter; and, according to later tradition, it was in a flowery meadow near this place that
Pluto carried off Persephoné.