"Yes, in the fun sense that is also overlaid with some reasonable historic truth. There may have been earlier heroes, but not of them were super like Hercules, and when I say super like Hercules, he gets that added quality, because I am half sure Herc had the first "Respect thread" carved on some stone wall out there reflecting on his many various awesome feats. Gilgamesh Pfft, one or two one shots, but no ongoing. Disqualified. ^_^ "
Agreed. Well thought out. Nice post.