Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Algea

The Algea were the Greek goddesses or daimones (spirits) of pain and suffering. Sometimes the Algea were presented in the singular as Algos, the god or spirit of pain.

Appearance: Unknown, though it's possible they appeared as winged, weeping women.

Lore: The Algea were either the daughters of Eris, the goddess of strife, or of Aether & Gaia (upper heaven and earth). The Algea are responsible for every single form of pain and suffering experienced by humanity, everything from paper cuts, headaches and toothaches to the pains of child birth and terminal illness. The Algea are also responsible for emotional and psychological pain.

Powers: The Algea inflict pain and suffering upon humanity.

Defense Against Algea: The Algea can not be totally eradicated though many magical charms were invented to repel them. Modern medicine has also limited the pain and suffering of humans to a certain degree.

http://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Algea.html

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