Iris (Ἶρις); Iris is the Greek goddess of the rainbow. She is the gods’ link to humanity as she is also their messenger. She can travel with the speed of the wind from one end of the world to the other. Her father, Thaumas, was a marine god and her mother, Elektra, was a cloud nymph. She is usually described as a virgin goddess. Iris’ name contains a double meaning, being both connected with iris, “the rainbow”, and eiris, “messenger”.
The Algea are Greek Goddesses of Suffering. They are daughters of Eris, the Goddess of Strife. The Algea are referred to as being ”full of weeping,” and they governed suffering of both body and mind. They are named Akhos (“distress”), Ania (“grief”), and Lupe (“pain”). This is Akhos, the Goddess of Distress. #myth