In Norse Mythology, Ran is the goddess of storms and the wife/sister of Aegir. She is the queen of the land of the dead at the bottom of the ocean and collects sunken ships and drowned sailors. The sailors are caught with her net and are taken to her hall where she ministers them because drowned men don't go to Valhalla or Helheim.
By Aegir, she is the mother of the nine waves (Himinglaeva, Dufa, Blodughadda, Hefring, Unn, Hronn, Bylgia, Bara, and Kolga) who dress in white robes and veils. She lives with Aegir under the ocean near the island Hlesey