In Norse mythology, Rán is a goddess associated with the sea. According to Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda book Skáldskaparmál, in his retelling of the Poetic Edda poem Lokasenna, she is married to Ægir and they have nine daughters together.
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.