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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? 3178 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 435 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 419 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 458 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 415 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
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Re: Paranormalist 391 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 356 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 345 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 383 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 390 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 338 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 342 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 413 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 419 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 396 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 382 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 548 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 398 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 355 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 363 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 343 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 352 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 332 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 345 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 350 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 340 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
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Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 362 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 349 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 349 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 349 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 347 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 367 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:23
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Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 335 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:27
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 496 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
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Yes, how? 326 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 331 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 325 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 353 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 330 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 318 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 321 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 334 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 330 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 389 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 377 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 360 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 329 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 363 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 322 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 331 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 339 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 331 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 355 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
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