(Sidas kale) W Anatolia.
Situated between modern Demirci and Kula, on the N bank of Hermos (Gediz) and near the sacred stream Hyllos, which
rises in the high mountains to the S of modern Simav.
Cited at the Council of Constantinopolis (3.502) as Sitai
and at the Council of Nicaea (2.521) as Setai, a non-Grecian place name. Today the ruins of the ancient city
are called Sidas kale. Saittai was an autonomous city
and on its coins the river gods Hyllos and Hermos were
represented. In the city, the moon god Mên Akziottenos
was honored, but Zeus, Dionysos, Aphrodite, Hygieia,
Asklepios, Apollo, Kybele, and Herakles were also
revered. In the Christian era Saittai was attached to the
Archbishopric of Sardeis. The site has not been excavated.
W. M. Ramsay, Historical Geography
of Asia Minor
(1890) 121, 148f; Bürchner, RE