), a small river of Bruttium, flowing near the Scyllaean promontory.
It derived its name from a nymph Crataeis, who, according to Homer, was the mother of Scylla. (Hom. Od. 12.124
; Ovid, Ov. Met. 13.749
The river, which is mentioned only by Pliny (3.5. s. 10
), and Solinus (2.22
), was probably a small stream which falls into the sea about 3 miles E. of Scilla,
and is called the Fiume di Solano,
from a village of that name, or Fiume dei Pesci.
(Romanelli, vol. i. p. 74.)