Asura vs Demon - What's the difference?

asura | demon |

As nouns the difference between asura and demon

is that asura is while demon is demon.



(wikipedia Asura)


(en noun)
  • (Hinduism) Deities among the Hindu dharma. Considered to be a group of power-seeking deities, sometimes referred to as devas.
  • (Buddhism) The lowest class of deities]] and demigods of the [[K?madh?tu.
  • Anagrams




    (wikipedia demon)

    Alternative forms

    * daemon, (typically only used today for the sense of 'a Greek or Roman godling' ) * daimon (''typically only used in the sense of 'inner spirit' or 'personal guardian')


    (en noun)
  • An evil spirit.
  • A fallen angel or Satanic divinity; a false god.
  • One’s inner spirit or genius, a daimon.
  • (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A genius, a lar, the protective spirit or godling of a place, household, or individual.
  • A foible; a flaw in a person’s character.
  • The demon of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth.
  • Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability.
  • He’s a demon at the card tables.
  • (figurative) Anything with malevolent effects.
  • the demon drink

    Usage notes

    The original Greek and Roman meanings often employ synonyms or the variant spellings daimon' or ' daemon to differentiate them from the more common ecclesiastical sense.


    * See also

    See also

    * imp * succubus * vampire * angel * hell * possession * possessed * dragon * werewolf * devil * larva ----