I was reading MN 90 and read the following:
My impression from MN 90 is King Pasenadi & his son General Viḍūḍabha did not know much about Buddhism. In fact, at the end of the sutta, it appears King Pasenadi did not even take Refuge in the Triple Gem. However, it appears when Venerable Ananda asked General Viḍūḍabha the question: "Have you heard of the gods of the Thirty-Three?"; this question was about the gods of the Thirty-Three found in the pre-existing Brahmanism.General Viḍūḍabha... Have you heard of the gods of the Thirty-Three (sutā te devā tāvatiṃsā ti?)?
Yes, Venerable... Ananda... and so has the good King Pasenadi...
So the king said to the Buddha, “Sir, I asked you about omniscience, and you answered. I like and accept this, and am satisfied with it. I asked you about the four classes, about the gods, and about Brahmā, and you answered in each case. Whatever I asked the Buddha about, he answered. I like and accept this, and am satisfied with it. Well, now, sir, I must go. I have many duties, and much to do.” Then King Pasenadi approved and agreed with what the Buddha said. Then he got up from his seat, bowed, and respectfully circled the Buddha, keeping him on his right, before leaving.
Since I do not know what the gods of the Thirty-Three are, I googled it and found the following:
Could someone kindly show me where is the Buddhist version or list of the gods of the Thirty-Three found in the suttas?The Thirty-three deities (Sanskrit: trayastriṃśat) is a pantheon of Vedic deities, some of Vedic origin and some developed later. The 33 are:
Eight Vasus (deities of material elements) – Dyauṣ "Sky", Pṛthivī "Earth", Vāyu "Wind", Agni "Fire", Nakṣatra "Stars", Antarikṣa "Atmosphere" or "Space", Sūrya "Sun", Chandra "Moon"
Twelve Ādityas (personified deities) – Vishnu, Aryaman, Indra (Śakra), Tvāṣṭṛ, Varuṇa, Bhaga, Savitṛ, Vivasvat, Aṃśa, Mitra, Pūṣan, Dakṣa.
Eleven Rudras, consisting of: (i) Five abstractions – Ānanda "bliss", Vijñāna "knowledge", Manas "thought", Prāṇa "breath" or "life", Vāc "speech" (ii) Five names of Śiva – Īśāna "revealing grace", Tatpuruṣa "concealing grace", Aghora
dissolution/rejuvenationBhairava", Vāmadeva "preserving aspect", Sadyojāta "born at once"; (iii) Ātmā "self"
Other sources include the two Aśvins (or Nāsatyas), twin solar deities.