by Carole Losee © 2005-2020

ELIZABETH SEEGER'S

THE RAMAYANA


CHARACTERS AND GODS IN THE STORY

 


CHARACTERS IN THE STORY
Angada: The son of Bali
Bali: King of the Monkeys, son of Indra, God of Heaven
Bhárata: Second son of the King of Koshala
Guha: A ferrymen, called the King of the Watermen
Hánuman: A monkey, son of the Wind God
Indrajita: Son of Rávana
Jámbavan: Son of Rávana
Jánaka: King of Mithila
Jatáyu: A vulture
Kaikreyi: Youngest wife of the King of Koshala, mother of Bhárata
Kaushalya: Chief wife of the King of Koshala, mother of Rama
Khara: a brother of Rávana
The King of Koshala
Kambhakarna: a brother of Rávana
Manthara: Serving maid of Kaikeyi
Maricha: A demon, friend of Rávana
Mátali: The charioteer of Indra
Nala: A monkey who built the causeway to Lanka
Rama: Eldest son of the King of Koshala
Rávana: King of the demons
Sarama: The wife of Vibíshana
Shárughna and Lákshmana: Twin sons of the King of Koshala
Sita: Daughter of the King of Mithila, wife of Rama
Sugriva: Brother of Bali, son of Surya, the Sun-God
Sumantra: Minister and charioteer of the King of Koshala
Sumitra: Wife of the King of Koshala, mother of Shátrughna and Lákshmana
Surpanakha: Sister of Rávana
Urmila: Sister of Sita, wife of Lákshmana
Vibíshana: A brother of Rávana

GODS IN THE STORY
Agni: God of Fire
Brahma: The Creator, one of the Trinity
Indra: God of Heaven
Vishnu: The Preserver, one of the Trinity


Seeger, The Ramayana, Print edition, op. cit., pp. xvii-xviii.


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