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Indian mythological personalities include the Vedic deities, sages and characters from the various legends. Myths have always been integrally related with the Indian ethos. The main source of Indian myths is the Vedas, especially, the Rig Veda that comprises numerous allusions. Besides the Veda, the epics, often ranked as Classical literature, also serve as the source to the Indian myths and legends. What makes these allusions interesting is the inclusion of myriad of characters. Since the myths are encumbered with ethical overtures, there are primarily two kinds of mythological personalities: the good and the evil.
As the stories progress, more characters are added who either help out the hero or the villain. Some of the oft figuring personalities in Indian myths are the sages. Vedic literature often incorporates the wise Indian sages in instrumental roles in the legends. Rishis, like, Vashishta, Parashurama, Vishwamitra, Narada and others. As far as the Indian Puranas are concerned, these have been handed down to the sages by the Vedic deities. Hence most of the Puranas mention the Hindu Trinity: Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. In these ancient texts Hindu goddesses, such as, Parvati, Usha, Durga are also mentioned. Other Indian mythological personalities including Lord Surya, Lord Yama, Manu, Soma, Yayati and others mentioned in almost al the Mahapuranas.
Whilst discussing the Indian sages, the myths elaborate on their lineage. Thus there the wives, daughters and sons of the rishis are referred to in these ancient texts. Frequently it has been witnessed that these Indian mythological personalities play a significant role in the plot of the myths. Besides them, the Indian mythological characters also encompass several animals. It is amazing to decipher the various animals mentioned in the Puranas and myths which played instrumental roles to play. Notably, Garuda a character from Ramayana will always be remembered for his bravery.