Cleopatra is all diva. She sees herself as being royalty (experienced the fall) and expects to be treated as such. If there is any means, visual, action, or otherwise she can assert her dominance as royalty, she can and she will. She is a a drama queen with her personality changing at her every whim. She does not like to be ridden because she sees it as being subservient, and "no queen should be made subservient to any one, human or otherwise."
She is quite angry that the gods and goddesses of Olympus have been all but forgotten and only live on in what humans term as myths, legends, and fairy tales. To her that means that humans don't believe they really exist and therefore should be honored and respected.