Medusa trends as internet rallies to see her as Disney princess, fans say 'Rihanna would be perfect' for movie

Some of them were quick to name actresses who could play Medusa's role best. Many were of the opinion that Rihanna is the quintessential match for Medusa


                            Medusa trends as internet rallies to see her as Disney princess, fans say 'Rihanna would be perfect' for movie
Rihanna and an illustration of Medusa (Getty Images)

There is no dearth of princesses on Disney movies. However, many Disney fans have expressed their desire to see a mythological character play one of the princesses and it is none other than Medusa. According to Greek mythology, Medusa was one of the three monstrous Gorgons with snakes for hair who turned anyone who gazed into her eyes to stone. Legend holds that she was a priestess of Athena who was raped by Poseidon in the temple.

Today (June 11), Medusa began trending on Twitter all of sudden as internet users started showering the platform with tweets saying the mythological character, who is known for her villainous nature, should be rather treated as a hero, specifically as a "protector of women". One wrote, "Medusa was raped by Poseidon in Athena's Temple.

As a means of protection, Athena gave Medusa the ability to turn men to stone, so that something like this would never happen again. Medusa is supposed to be a protector of women." Another added, "Finally, A genius. Of course, throughout the years there will be no correct story. But this one is the one I prefer, we need more stories of women sticking together. This was a way to give Medusa power."

Some of them were quick to name actresses who could play Medusa's role best. Many were of the opinion that Rihanna is the quintessential match for Medusa. One fan wrote, "Rihanna would be the perfect Medusa if there were a movie for her...Medusa is my favorite mythological goddess," while another tweet read, "Rihanna would make such an amazing medusa. the power that would have."

Meanwhile, a few internet users noted that Medusa had already appeared in Disney's 'Hercules' and also believe that she had a fair role to play in it. "So, fun fact, there was an episode of 'Hercules: The Animated Series' that featured Medusa. I won't go into too many details but it's actually kinda cute. And, while not technically a Disney princess, she does get a decent ending," read one tweet. 

Some internet users who were eager to watch a movie on Medusa tweeted, "Please make Medusa a Disney Princess she deserves her story to be told and please make her the first LGBTQ+ Disney Princess. Her story needs to be retold." Another added to the previous tweet, "Give Medusa the Maleficent treatment! @Disney she is the icon we need to get over 2020!"

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