A little farther on there is on the right of the road a mountain called Chaon. At its foot grow cultivated trees, and here the water of the Erasinus rises to the surface. Up to this point it flows from Stymphalus in Arcadia, just as the Rheiti, near the sea at Eleusis, flow from the Euripus. At the places where the Erasinus gushes forth from the mountain they sacrifice to Dionysus and to Pan, and to Dionysus they also hold a festival called Tyrbe (Throng). (Paus. 2.24.6)
Now one of the rivers that flows through Argeia is the Inachus,
but there is another river in Argeia, the Erasinus. The latter has its source
in Stymphalus in Arcadia,
that is, in the lake there which is called the Stymphalian
Lake, which mythology makes the home of the birds that were driven out by
the arrows and drums of Heracles; and the birds themselves are called Stymphalides.
And they say that the Erasinus sinks beneath the ground and then issues forth
in Argeia and waters the plain. The Erasinus is also called the Arsinus. And another
river of the same name flows from Arcadia to the coast near Bura;
and there is another Erasinus in the territory of Eretria,
and still another in Attica near Brauron (Strabo 8.6.8)
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