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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? 3555 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 562 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 538 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 600 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 537 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
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Re: Paranormalist 474 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 468 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 510 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 495 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 447 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 463 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 531 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 537 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 509 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 502 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
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Re: More snakes 473 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
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Re: More snakes 463 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 . . 488 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 457 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
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Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 453 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
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Re: Yes, how? 449 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 478 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
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Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 440 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
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Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 482 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 452 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 487 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 435 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 456 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
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