AsaThe Asa is the collective noun given to the Norse pantheon and includes both the Aesir and the Vanir; the Asa are not merely synonymous with the Aesir. Moreover, the term Asa frequently has a much more religious connotation than the simple terms Aesir and Vanir, indicative of worship: it is the root of the contemporary re-implementation of pre-Christian Norse beliefs, Ásatrú. The membership of the gods to the Asa is often referred to directly within the Edda as, for example, Asa-Thor or Asa-Loki. The word "Asa" can also refer to a single male member of the Aesir.
See Norse mythology
Asa was a king of Judah, whose life is retold in the Old Testament.
He was the son of Abijam, Rehoboam's son. Immediately after his accession to the throne he deprived his idolatrous mother Maachah of the title of Queen Mother (2 Chr. 15:16-18). And he devoted his life to destroying idols and restoring the worship of Jahweh
The first ten years of his reign were peaceful and he fortified Judah's cities. Then an army of Ethiopians under the lead of Zerah (Osorkon II of Egypt) came upon him and Asa routed them, for the next three centuries no Egyptian army would raise its sword towards Judah (2 Chr. 14:9-15).
Then King Baasha of Israel fortified Ramah on the border and declared war upon Judah (2 Chr. 16:1-6). Asa formed an alliance with King Benhadad of Damascus to instead of trusting the Lord. A prophet told him that this displeased the Lord, but Asa threw the prophet in prison (2 Chr. 16:7-10).
Then he contracted a disease in his feet and put no trust in the Lord but in his physicians. He was succeeded in 871 BC by his son Jehoshaphat and he was buried with great honours near "his father David" (2 Chr. 16:12-14)
Also the former wiki name of the Wikipedian Asa Winstanley.