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ID: 300404331
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300404331

 

Record Type: concept
asuras (spirits (beings), people in religion, ... People (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Mythological beings known in Vedic, Zoroastrian, Hindu, and Buddhist sources. Described in Indian texts as powerful superhuman demigods with good or bad qualities; defined by their opposition to the devas or suras.
 
Terms:
asuras (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
asura (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)
ahuras (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
असुर (C,U,Sanskrit,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  H.HG

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Agents Facet
Agents Facet
Hierarchy of People (hierarchy name)
.... People (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of people (agents)
........ people (agents) (G)
Hierarchy of <people by occupation>
............ <people by occupation> (G)
Hierarchy of <people in the humanities>
................ <people in the humanities> (G)
Hierarchy of <people in religion and related occupations>
.................... <people in religion and related occupations> (G)
Hierarchy of people in religion
........................ people in religion (G)
Hierarchy of spirits (beings)
............................ spirits (beings) (G)
Hierarchy of asuras
................................ asuras (G)

Related concepts:
distinguished from ....  devas
..................................  (spirits (beings), people in religion, ... People (hierarchy name)) [300404332]

Sources and Contributors:
असुर............  [VP]
...........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
ahuras............  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
asura............  [VP]
..............  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
asuras............  [VP Preferred]
.................  Bowker, Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (1997)
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
.................  Random House Unabridged Dictionary (1993)
.................  Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1986)
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Bowker, Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (1997)
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)

 

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