In Samurai Jack, Odin, Ra, and Vishnu appeared as the monks who created his sword, but each PC could vary— e.g.: Sekhmet, Athena, and Freya.
There are numerous eras and historical figures you can use for character ideas: Roland, Joan of Arc, Ashoka, Annie Oakley, Alexander the Great, Sindbad... be sure to pick up the https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/ books for ideas!
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