From the recording Echoes of Ancient Greece
"Lamentations of the Algea" - a sorrowful piece for solo lyre, in the distinctively poignant ancient Greek Phrygian Mode.
The Algea were were the personifications of sorrow in Greek mythology, daughters of the goddess of strife, Eris. They were related to Oizys, god of misery, and Penthos, god of mourning. Their opposites were the goddess of pleasure, Hedone, and the Charites, goddesses of joy.
There were three Algea; Lype, personification of pain, grief and distress; Ania, personification of distress, sorrow, and boredom; and Achus, personification of anguish.