CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Sources of Vedic Mythology. 3. Mythical Status of Agni and Indra. 4. The Cosmo Deities and its Magical Significance. 5. Myths and Rites of Marriage. 6. Gods of Death and their World. 7. Concept of the Earth. 8. The Gods of the Water and the Storm. 9. The Social Deities. 10. The Minor Deities. 11. The Medicinal and Magical Deities. 12. The Sacrificial Deities. 13. The Demon and Evil Spirits.
Religion includes, on the one hand, the Conception which Men entertain of the divine or Supernatural powers and, on the other, that Sense of the dependence of human welfare on those powers which finds its expression on various forms of worship. Mythology is connected with the former side of religion as furnishing the whole body of myths or stories which are told about Gods and heroes and which describe their Character and origin, their actions and surroundings. Such myths have their sources in the attempt of the human mind, in a primitive and unscientific age, to explain the various Forces and phenomena of Nature with which man is confronted. In this Study we have tried to produce a clear Picture of Vedic religio-cultural tradition, which is founded on a different basis altogether and it is propounded by the eminent seers such as Atharvan, Angiras, Bhirgu, Vasistha and others, who sponsored a particular Ideology in their literature, which deserves our attention.