Are there any records in the past about real people who possessed any superior powers? Extra strong, super fast, better than anyone else in something? I would like to know about someone like Goliath or Hercules, only about the actual real people.
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Who's to say Goliath and Hercules weren't based on actual people? Goliath's description in the bible isn't even all that outlandish. Someone really large to an ancient Semite would probably still be dwarfed by your typical NBA center today. (Note - our earliest manuscripts give Goliath a size that would translate to about 6 foot 7 inches. Wikipedia says a typcial NBA center is
Gilgamesh appears to have been an actual king of Uruk. At least he's listed on their records. However, later Mesopotamian mythology and literature transformed him into a figure very much like Hercules and Samson.