was a Titan;
thus, of the divine generation before the Olympians;
stole fire from heaven;
thus, perhaps, is a deification of the first man to control fire;
personifies human action on nature;
suffered for mankind.
is a Thor equivalent;
was the chief of the Vedic pantheon;
as such, would have been known to the young Gautama;
is mentioned in Buddhist texts;
released rain from heaven;
thus, personifies the life-sustaining aspect of nature;
and also complements Prometheus;
was the first god to know the Spirit Supreme, according to Kena Upanishad (see here).
taught karma yoga;
inspired SM Stirling's character, Athelstane King.