Her power has grown strong; she has control over the daeva
, who are terrifying beasts.
The official description of "Asura" reads: "Take on the roll of a demon incarnate and obliterate your way through the randomly generated fortress of the Daeva
Johannes Hertel ("Das Brahman," Indogermanische Forschungen 41 : 199-200) identified the deva-nid 'deva slanderers' of RV I 152,2; II 23,8; VI 61,3 with late Avestan naismi daeuuo "I slander the daeva
" of Yasna 12,1 and argued that in Afghanistan "hat das Vedavolk mit dem Awestavolk gekampft." The Vedic expression more likely refers to non-Aryan neighbors in northwestern India.
invisible and blind and light poured down biblical and neon and a daeva
They are also familiar with names such as Daeva
Opposing the Yazata are the demons (daeva
) or evil spirits, whose number are legion, though the Avesta mentions only about forty-five by name.(63) These hordes of evil spirits are poorly depicted in the Zoroastrian scriptures.
aat ahuua viiar[partial derivative][theta]ahuua z[partial derivative]mo daeva
(2) From the earliest Iranian texts (the Gathas of Zarathustra) the cognate term ahura is essentially used to describe the highest and most benevolent god of the religion (Mazda), while the cognate term daeva
is applied to rival and evil gods.
'On a side of the chariot of Mithra, the lord of wide pastures, stand a thousand bows well-made, with a string of cowgut; they go through the heavenly space, they fall through the heavenly space upon the skulls of the Daevas
This development was reversed in Persia (Iran); there ahura (the etymological equivalent of asura) came to mean the supreme god and the daevas
(corresponding to devas) became demons.
H91: May the Wise One, who best registers outrage, consider (what) has been perpetrated (all) around (here) by Daevas
and mortals, and he may [sc.