Definitions for "Asuras"
(male) / Asuris (female): Also referred to as Titans, they are originally from Hindu mythology where they are lesser gods who strive to overcome the power of the deities. In Buddhism, they are a symbolic manifestation of the ego, representing certain states of mind.
In Mahayana Buddhism, anti-gods or demi-gods, who populate the lower heavens, the second highest realm of existence. They enjoy a similar existence to the gods of the highest realm, but are plagued by jealousy of the latter and wage fruitless wars against them.
Demons [Sanskrit]; the jealous deities who dwell in a realm characterized by envy and conflict.
Keywords:  cognates, foes, devas
The foes and cognates of Devas