With the overwhelming list of movies, comics, television shows and books about Super Heroes, we should wonder why they appeal to us so well. Is it simply about the inner child in us wanting to experience a fantasy through the story boards of a comicbook character? Or is it something much more? Does the SuperHero capitalize on the emotions of a disenfranchising world. Or is he or she simply a product of a society taught to believe in individual Messiahs that show up in the nick of time to save us from disaster? In the world of SuperHeros there are also Super Villains that sometimes match and are equal to the powers of our Hero. The Villain may even supersede the abilities of the Hero through the use of psychopathic thinking. The Villain will always manage to come up with a "sadistic choice" our Hero never fathomed. In the fantasy world SuperHeros are usually always victorious against their Villains. But in the real world, SuperHeros perish, at least not without giving us something once lost. Then the real job of destroying the Villain is left up to those who understood the Hero's purpose. A Comedian once said that if older generations knew how to create comic books they wouldn't need bibles. Yet before Bibles, way before- Ancient Humans still invented SuperHeros they believed had the power to save them from the situations they were creating on Earth. Even for those we call "CaveMen", even they drew on the walls of their caves, creating animal spirits used for supernatural purposes. Those images led them to animals they needed to kill in order to survive. But this science itself was taught to them by a much older civilization. At least 40,000 years before the earliest cave paintings in Europe. Sure. Africans invented the concept of the Goddess and thus God. But who invented the "SuperHero"? Would our Ancient Gods and Goddesses still fall into the same category? Comic books create hundreds of new characters every year. Not all of them reach the level of "Super" stardom like the ones that are so easily recognized. Could it be that these characters relate to a SuperHero already embedded into our collective unconscious? In Africa bats were credited with a high intelligence, an idea that reflected their ability to fly around so quickly in the dark without hitting anything. In shamanism therefore the bat, as well as being a symbol of death and rebirth is able to guide people through the dark times of their life. Or is Bat-Man really a Goddess? Bat The name of Bat is thought to be the feminine form of the word 'b3'; soul. In Utterance 506 (§1095), the king identifies himself with 'Bat with Her two faces'. There are also references to the 'great wild cow' (The ancient Egyptians chose animals to symbolize a deity´s properties, which were not neccesarily good. The wild cow was very protective about its calfes, and was therefore a perfect ideal for maternal protectiveness and so was used in depictions for Het-Hert and Bat.) http://www.philae.nu/akhet/NetjeruB.html Bat with her two faces? Humm, and who is one of Batman's main Villains? They call him "TwoFace." Coincidence? In this case, there are elements in our Ancient systems that can be divided to become both the Hero as well as the Villain. Are all Batman's enemies simply aspects of his own being? There is a thought.