I know Lord Shiva is one of the Trinity. A lot of temples dedicated to him especially in South India. The god is worshipped by millions. But I came across a link which is about a different proposition. But below are the words which bewildered me.

Shiva, a Puranic god, started small as Rudra (meaning savage or wild) in the Rig Veda. A minor god, with only two and a half hymns dedicated to him

Below is the full link. https://scroll.in/article/844874/how-shiva-was-transformed-from-a-meat-loving-deity-to-a-vegetarian-god

How much truth is there in this article? Was Shiva really a minor god during Vedic periods ? If the article is false I would like to know that when was the Trinity first mentioned in Vedas ?

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    Hindus do not recognize anything such as Vedic period, the 3 Vedas were given simulataneously according to tradition, indologists believe it. Anyway God knows the rudra of rig Veda is either the shiva rudra or not. – Anisha Apr 22 '18 at 17:17
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    @SK what do you think about this, the same site you were quoting on me. – Anubhav Jha Apr 22 '18 at 17:19
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    These indologists don't even know that the Vishnu of rig veda is dwarf vamana not Vishnu-narayana. @SK the same writer you were quoting. – Anubhav Jha Apr 22 '18 at 17:21
  • She only writes propaganda. She hasn't learned anything about Vedas, full of anti Hindu bias. – Anubhav Jha Apr 22 '18 at 17:25
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    @Anisha there is certainly vedic era and later puranic era where avataras worship took over vedic deities like mitra varuna Indra etc... – Rakesh Joshi Apr 22 '18 at 22:01

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