|Personification of sloth, idleness, indolence and laziness|
|Abode||"Underworld (specifically in the House of "Hypnos)|
|Parents||"Aether and "Gaea|
|Roman equivalent||Socordia or Ignavia|
Aergia["pronunciation?] ("Greek: Ἀεργία, "inactivity") is a goddess in "Greek mythology, a personification of "sloth, idleness, indolence and "laziness. She is the daughter of "Aether and "Gaia. She is said to guard the court of "Hypnos in the "Underworld.
Aergia is the transliteration of the "Latin Socordia, or Ignavia. She was transliterated to Greek because "Hyginus mentioned her based on a Greek source, and thus can be considered as both a Greek and Roman goddess. Her opposite character is "Horme, a goddess of effort. As the goddess of sloth she owns many servants who do her bidding from the mortal plane, and as such, Aergia has claimed rule over any mortal that has fallen victim to her influence.
Pseudo-Hyginus, Preface (trans. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"From Aether (Air) and Terra (Earth) [Gaia] [were born] : Dolor (Pain), Dolus (Guile), Ira (Rage), Luctus (Lamentation), Mendacium (Lies), Jusjurandum (Oath), Ultio (Vengeance), Intemperantia (Intemperance), Altercatio (Altercation), Oblivio (Forgetfulness), Socordia (Sloth) [i.e. Aergia], Timor (Fear), Superbia (Pride), Incestum (Incest), Pugna (Combat)."
Statius, Thebaid 10. 90 ff (trans. Mozley) (Roman epic C1st A.D.) :
"[In] the hollow recesses of a deep and rocky cave . . . [are] set the halls of lazy Somnus (Sleep) [Hypnos] and his untroubled dwelling. The threshold is guarded by shady Quies (Quiet) and dull Oblivio (Forgetfulness) [Lethe] and torpid Ignavia (Sloth) [Aergia] with ever drowsy countenance. Otia (Ease) and Silentia (Silence) with folded wings sit mute in the forecourt."