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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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The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 2700 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 392 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 375 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 408 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 372 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
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Re: Paranormalist 345 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 313 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 303 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 339 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 344 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 297 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 303 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 373 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 372 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 355 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 341 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
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Re: More snakes 356 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
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Re: More snakes 320 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
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Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 306 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
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Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 306 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
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Re: Yes, how? 290 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 283 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 308 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
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Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 274 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 280 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 334 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 317 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 320 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 281 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 287 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
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Re: Balanced speculation 308 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
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