An enemy of the gods esp one of a race of demons and giants
- early in the day a god; later on a demon; counterpart of Zoroastrian Ahura
- An enemy associated with the gods, esp. one of a race of demons and leaders.
Name Origin: Indian
Name Gender: Male
(letter.) An enemy regarding the gods, esp. certainly one of a race of demons and leaders.
While in India the conception of the asura had veered more and more towards the dreadful and the dreaded, Zoroaster elevated it again - at the cost, indeed, of the daivas (daevas), whom he degraded to the rank of malicious powers and devils.