the name of a mountain and a river of Aethiopia on the western coast of the Red Sea.
The promontory of Elephas (Ἐλέφας ὄρος,
4.7. § § 10, 26, 27; Strab. xvi. p.774
) was the eastern extremity of Mount Garbata, and situated between, the headland Aromata (Cape Guardafui
) and the entrance of the Red Sea, in lat. 11° N.
The modern appellation of Elephas is Dsjibel-Fil (Cape Felix
The position of the river Elephas is uncertain. (Heracl. Peripl. Mar. Eryth.
It was, however, near the foreland of Elephas and in the Regio Cinnamomifera. Strabo (l.c.
) mentions a canal (διώρυξ
), apparently part of the river, or an artificial direction of its current.