The deity of the Puruṣa Suktam is left vague, which is probably a sign it is controversial.
Anyway, the best guess is Kāma. This is because Puruṣa is described like this:
From him Virāj was born; again Puruṣa from Virāj was born.
The only person I could find a reference to giving rise to the birth of Virāj, who is given a name, is Kāma. Why they decided to ...
Short answer to your question is Rudra. Long answer with the explanation waits ahead have a nice time reading I took a considerable amount of time to write this answer.
Purusha Shuktam or Hymn to the great Purusha is a very important part of the Vedas. It occurs in the Rig Veda Mandal 10 Shuktam 90, the Shukla Yajur Veda Mandal 31 Shuktam 11,...