Children of Estarri
Estarra is the female form of the Estarri. She is associated with water. Her weapon is the net. Fish are considered all female. It is to gain sympathy with the goddess and to go more safely among her children that boats are named after women and called “she”. Crews of all female sailors are considered especially lucky. In fishing communities, a fisherman may actually give or sell his boat to a local woman because it is considered less likely to be drowned, becalmed or lost than that belonging to a woman.