Medusan refers to someone who is alterhuman, nonhuman, or otherkin who is attracted to other alterhuman people and/or nonhumans. This includes attraction to monsters, aliens, mythical creatures, or any other intelligent nonhuman creature. This attraction can be exclusive, or one can be attracted to humans as well.
Flag[edit | edit source]
The term and the flag were created by Tumblr user Queer-Buccaneers on December 26, 2017. The flag's meanings are as follows: Purple represents alterhumanity. The bright purple was chosen to reference ultraviolet- a color beyond human perception- to represent the unseen nature of alterhumanity, an identity beyond normal human boundaries. Green represents nonhuman creatures, as many nonhuman creatures at portrayed as being green, such as dragons, zombies, and aliens. Green also references the snakes in Medusa’s hair. Salmon represents love. It is an off-color from both pink and red, traditional love colors, to represent the uniqueness of medusan attraction and how it differs from human attraction to monsters. The triskelion is a symbol that has been used lots in heraldry as a symbol for medusa.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The name comes from Medusa, from Greek mythology. The name was chosen because regular humans who look upon her face turn to stone, but alterhuman people are not regular humans, and therefore can have a feeling of attraction where others can't.