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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? 2623 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 357 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 340 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 373 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 342 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
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Re: Paranormalist 285 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 274 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 307 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 310 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 269 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 274 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 338 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 335 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 322 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 311 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
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Re: More snakes 288 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 275 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
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Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 276 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
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Re: Yes, how? 252 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
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Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 243 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 304 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 287 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 257 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
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