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This article shows how the Proto-European Aryans, like the Celts, were originally a Vedic people called the Danavas or Sudanavas (good Danavas) connected to Vedic kings, sages and yogis.
There were good danavas along with bad danavas, perhaps these two groups split and began fighting with each other.
Its interesting to note that in India they say the asuras are bad but the devas are good whilst Zoroastrians in Iran say the complete opposite.
Could it be that in the ancient world politics was either pro asura or pro devas. Buddha rejected the vedic teachings in his day because they were being manipulated to reflect new political agendas, one of those changes was to daemonise the asuras who in the most ancient text are not an evil force. This may have been due to political/religious tensions with Iran.
The oldest reference to anything related to Maya is found in Rig Veda with the hymn Mayabheda (Rv.10.177). This is a very strange reference to Maya, his creations, his inventions and his capabilities. Rig Veda also contains a tribal name or a personal name 'Mayava' but we know nothing more about it.
recognized as the founder of the tradition of India's sacred architecture. Sthapati, who holds the esteemed title Brahma Sri, awarded to him by the government of India for his achievements in the field of architecture
One possible reason why the Daevas became demons in Iran is this: At about the same time as the Indians were writing the last part of the RigVeda, a very thoughtful man named Zoroaster appeared in Iran. He thought and thought a lot about why there was goodness and badness in the world. Finally, he told everyone what he had been thinking about. And one of those things was that Daevas were not to be trusted because they could not tell the difference between truth and lies. After some time Zoroaster became very popular for his ideas. And so, with time, the Daevas became demons in Iran.
In both cases, the one side did not know what the other side was thinking. So in India only the Asuras became demons. And in Iran only the Daevas became demons.
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The Aztac and Norse god of war both have one hand.. I'm betting on connection.