The Rig Veda Character Descriptions

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This is the first name used to indicate a divine being in The Rig Veda.


This is the first god who is really named in The Rig Veda and is the Creator.


This is a major figure in a small number of hymns and is an adult male who is prayed to or cried out to.


This figure takes on many roles, which range from priest, to receiver of oblations, to someone who attends to sacrifices and is a go-between for humanity and the gods.


This figure is sometimes referred to as the King of Death, when the notion of another world, an afterlife or an underworld are proposed.


This is one example of the features of the perceivable natural world that were interpreted by the earliest Hindus as a deity, and is a goddess rather than a god.


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