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Ran by Johannes Gehrts
Rán uses her net to pull a seafarer into the depths in an illustration by Johannes Gehrts, 1901
Rán and the Wave Girls (1831)
"Rán and the Wave Girls" (1831) from Alkuna: Nordische und nordslawische Mythologie.

Ran is the Norse goddess of the sea. She is responsible for storms waves and those who died at sea. She is called cruel and greedy. Ran had nine daughters called the Waves. She spent most of her life collecting lost valuables at the bottom of the ocean and then casting them into her giant net that she wears as a skirt.


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