or, "Moon Shining Over the Sea," is an epithet of the Goddess Freya, alluding to her status as Creatress, brooding over a primal sea. A related form in Christian belief, legend or myth is that of the "Spirit of God" or in Hebrew tradition, the Shekina, which moved "on the face of the waters" (Genesis 1:2). See also: Tiamat, Book of J.

Adapted from Barbara G. Walker. The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (HarperCollins: 1983)