Rán - Goddess of storms and the drowned dead
Ran (“sea”) is the Goddess of storms and the drowned dead. She is wife to ægir, god of the ocean and king of the sea creatures. She has a net with which she tries to capture men who ventured out on the sea. The sea was also referred to as “Rán’s road”.
She is also associated with the practice of sailors bringing gold with them on any voyage, so that if they drowned while at sea, Ran would be pleased by their gift.
To the sky shot up the Deep’s Gledes,
With fearful might the sea surged:
Methinks our stems the clouds cut,-
Rán’s Road to the moon soared upward
- Prose Edda