The Puranas are the texts of Hinduism that are containing the many myths, legends and historic facts about the religion. Mythology is an incorrect word to use for the stories of the various gods and goddesses of India. It was a word invented by the British coming from the Greek Mythology and similar tales. The so called Mythological tales of India, are actually mixed with historical evidence, legends, religion, symbolism, lessons, morals etc. so they cannot be called Myths or mythology.