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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] She was a sister to "Lethe, "Limos, "Horkos, and "Ponos.[2]

Algos in Greek is a neuter noun literally meaning "pain".

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 domain"Leonhard Schmitz, Leonhard (1870). "Algos". In "Smith, William. "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 131. 

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