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An Avatar My Definition And A More Offical One

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Posted by Aaron Viviano on September 23, 2002 02:49:59 UTC

An Avatar can be:

1. A Higher Being, Usually an Arch-Angel or something higher, but lower than a God.

2. The actual physical form of a God or Higher being.

3. A being created to represent a God on the Physical Plane.

4. The after form of someone who has been endowed with the power of a God.

I think that these are good deffinitions, but here is are more offical ones:

av·a·tar Pronunciation Key (v-tär) n.

The incarnation of a Hindu deity, especially Vishnu, in human or animal form.
An embodiment, as of a quality or concept; an archetype: the very avatar of cunning.
A temporary manifestation or aspect of a continuing entity: occultism in its present avatar.

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[Sanskrit avatra, descent (of a deity from heaven), avatar : ava, down + tarati, he crosses; see ter-2 in Indo-European Roots.]

There you go.
-Aaron

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