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PostSubject: Theory: Inspiration behind Telulu's Name   20th November 2014, 11:54 am

I’m not sure if someone has already brought this up here ... 

I’m re-watching Sailor Moon S right now, and it occurred to me that Telulu’s name—seeing as she uses flowers as her weapons of choice—could be inspired by the Latin word Tellus, meaning planet Earth. 

Thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: Theory: Inspiration behind Telulu's Name   21st November 2014, 11:12 am

Probably. I know there is symbolism behind many of the names so it definitely would not  surprise me 

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PostSubject: Re: Theory: Inspiration behind Telulu's Name   21st November 2014, 12:19 pm

The vast majority of the Sailor Moon villains are named for minerals/gemstones. Tellu ("teruru") is the first part of the mineral Tellurite ("teruruseki": "Tellurium stone"), composed of tellurium dioxide. The mineral tellurium is named for Tellus, Latin for Earth. So indirectly, yes, she is.



(I recommend the etymology articles by Ian Miller on his site Dies Gaudii as far as the sources of names in the Sailor Moon series.)
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PostSubject: Re: Theory: Inspiration behind Telulu's Name   21st November 2014, 6:02 pm

To Adelaide: 

Yeah, that's what I had in mind. 

To Aurae: 

Oh, fascinating! 

Thanks for also sharing the website, by the way. I'm definitely eager to start reading his articles! 

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PostSubject: Re: Theory: Inspiration behind Telulu's Name   22nd November 2014, 9:48 am

@MoonSylph wrote:
Oh, fascinating! 

Thanks for also sharing the website, by the way. I'm definitely eager to start reading his articles! 

I hope you enjoy it! I really like reading his work. He's put a lot of research and time into Sailor Moon.
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