Rudras

Rudras are forms and followers of the god Rudra-Shiva and make eleven of the Thirty-three gods in the Hindu pantheon. They are at times identified with the Maruts – sons of Rudra; while at other times, considered distinct from them.

Read more about Rudras:  Birth and Names, Associations

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Kamadhenu - Birth and Children
... the consort of Brahma and their union produced the cow Yogishvari, the eleven Rudras, "lower animals", goats, swans and "high class drugs" ... an appendix of the Mahabharata, calls Surabhi the mother of Amrita (ambrosia), Brahmins, cows and Rudras ... Various other scriptural references describe Surabhi as the mother of the Rudras including Nirrti (Kashyapa being the father), the cow Nandini and even the serpent-people nāga ...
Vamadeva - Origin
... Vamadeva (Rudras) created lightning, thunderbolt, clouds, rainbows, varieties of medicines all of which are immortals ... They are also known as Rudras as they created immortals ... Brahma then request Rudras (Vamadeva) to only create the mortals and not the immortals ...
Rudras - Associations - Association With Maruts
... Rudras are at times identified with the Maruts – sons of Rudra in the Vedas while at other times, considered distinct from them ... Some scholars believe that Rudras and Maruts were earlier distinct groups, Rudras being the true followers of Rudra and demonic in nature ... But poets of the Rigveda forced the Maruts take the position of the Rudras to give status of a Vedic god to Rudra ...