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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? 3618 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 588 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 563 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 628 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 561 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 557 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 533 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 501 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 492 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 537 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 519 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 473 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 488 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 556 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 561 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 533 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 527 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 818 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 544 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 497 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 496 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 477 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 497 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 463 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 486 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 487 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 490 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 522 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 511 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 482 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 482 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 494 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 477 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 509 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:23
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 508 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 514 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 478 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: 734 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
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Yes, how? 463 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 473 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 477 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 505 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 470 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 466 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 458 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 498 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 468 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 478 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 537 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 520 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 495 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 507 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 476 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 510 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 463 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 480 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 469 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 461 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 492 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
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Re: The Black Swan 500 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 469 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 486 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 485 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
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Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 485 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
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Re: having an author to chat to 488 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
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