Algea (Ancient Greek: Ἄλγεα; singular: Ἄλγος) is used by Hesiod in the plural as the personification of pain, both physical and mental, which are there represented as the children of Eris, Greek goddess of strife. They were siblings 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 (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 131.
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