I suppose in a way all cultures have a form of cultural heroes. Though It is harder to distinguish in today’s context, it is clear we recognize these figures as those that carry our society forward in some way. Though we no longer identify them under this term it is safe to say we all can think of a few that have benefited cultures in recent times. These people seem to be beneficial towards society in some way, it is interesting that ancient societies took note of these people as well, meaning on some level they were always trying to improve their lives in some way, creating change and innovation.