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Dasyu

[duhs-yoo] /ˈdʌs yu/
noun, Hinduism.
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a member of the Asuras, survivors of the ancient culture of Harappa: defeated by Indra.
Origin of Dasyu
< Sanskrit dasyu
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  • Dasyu and Dasa are “applied in many passages of the Rigveda to superhuman enemies”.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie

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