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Both words describe a family of divine beings, the Æsir is the pantheon of the principal Norse gods, and Asuras are a group of Hindu deities. Each group is set up against another group of gods; the Æsir warred with the Vanir, whereas the Asuras oppose the Devas. In Norse mythology the Æsir are generally approved of (and worshipped) while the asuras have a more negative reputation in the Indian religions. However, the use of ahura to refer to the greatest god of Zoroastrianism implies that the word once had more favorable connotations. In the earlier Vedic literature also those we know of as Devas, like Indra, are called Asuras.

The relationship between the Æsir and Vanir parallel the Asuras and Devas in another way; like the Æsir, the Asuras were associated in Vedic myth with human phenomena (contracts, the arts, fate), while the Vanir, like the Devas, are associated with natural phenomena (such as Njord and Freyr, associated with fertility).

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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 469 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 443 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 487 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 441 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
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Re: Paranormalist 380 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 371 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 413 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 361 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 368 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 440 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 444 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 423 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 408 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
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Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 377 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
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Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 369 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
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Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 344 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 388 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 357 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
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