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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.[1]

Algos in Greek is a neuter noun literally meaning "pain". She or he was a sibling to Lethe, Limos, Horkos, and Ponos.[2]

The name is related to the word suffix '-algia' denoting a painful condition.[3]

The three known Algea are Lupe (Λυπη - "pain"), Achos (Αχος - "grief"), and Ania (Ανια - "sorrow").[4]


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLeonhard Schmitz, Leonhard (1870). "Algos". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 131.