September 26th, 2007 by sabrina

It’s stormy here today, so I thought a Goddess of storms might be appropriate.¬†

Ran (pronounced rawn) is the Norse Goddess of storms, wife of Aegir, God of the sea. Her name means “robbery”, due to her penchant for sinking ships and collecting the drowned sailors in her nets. The Norse believed that drowning victims were not admitted to Valhalla or Helheim (their versions of heaven and hell), but went instead to Ran’s realm of the dead at the bottom of the ocean. Ran and Aegir had nine daughters, who were the waves in the ocean.

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