"Asura" in the Vedas

Dan Lusthaus dlusthau at MAILER.FSU.EDU
Fri Apr 3 16:07:13 UTC 1998

What legs does the theory that the meaning of the Iranians' elevation of
Ahura and demonization of devis, while the Indians elevate devas and
'titanize' asuras, indicates a social split -- each group demonizing the
other and the other's gods?

Dan Lusthaus
Florida State University

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