Algea (Ancient Greek: Ἄλγεα; singular: Ἄλγος) is used by Hesiod in the plural as the personification of sorrows and griefs, which are there represented as the daughters of Eris, Greek goddess of strife. She was a sister to Lethe, Limos, Horkos, and Ponos.
Algos in Greek is a neuter noun literally meaning "pain".
The name is related to the word suffix '-algia' denoting a painful condition.
The three known Algea are Lupe (Λυπη - "pain"), Achos (Αχος - "grief"), and Ania (Ανια - "sorrow").
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Leonhard Schmitz, Leonhard (1870). "Algos". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 131.
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