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(Hindu Demon)ASURA

The pretty damn dangerous children of Kashayapa, ful of super-natural power... but they always want more.

Daityas and Danavas are both types of Asura — not strictly demons, more unsavoury demi-gods — that are in constant opposition to the holy wholesome goodly Devas.

On the 'trust us' scale they rank as 'don't bother' and amongst their many unsavoury acts the stealing of earth, which they dragged to the bottom of the cosmic ocean, is one they are particularly proud of.

Asuras are super-strong but not the sharpest tools in the box and can often be roped-in to help out the Gods. The promise of somekind of power-giving gift that is never likely to materialize normally does the trick.

Samudra Manthan is a shining example.
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'Asura' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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