Ran in Norse Mythology


Ran means “robbery”, she was a sea goddess. Ran was married to Aegir who dragged drowning men down with her net. 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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