Cere Cere (Sailor Ceres)
[ Sere Sere ( Sr Seresu)]

     Some may consider Cere Cere the leader of the Amazones Quartetto.  In the Materials Collection, the feminine Cere Cere is called the eldest sister.  She likes flowers and she scatters flowers while on a swing in the air at the circus.  In the manga, Cere Cere and her three sisters were sleeping in the Amazon, but they were forced awake by the power of the Dead Moon.  They were forced to work for the evil group.  They are not truly evil.  After Sailor Moon and her comrades defeat Nehellenia, Cere Cere and her sisters come out of the Amazon Stones.  They wear sailor soldier uniforms and introduce themselves as Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno, and Sailor Vesta.  Later, we learn that they are the Sailor Quartetto.  Cere Cere eventually becomes Sailor Ceres.

     Cere Cere’s anime counterpart seems to be more child-like than her manga counterpart.  (The other members of the Amazones Quartetto also tend to act more like children in the anime than in the manga.)  She also seems to be more prissy and classy.  Sometimes she calls herself hana tsukai, which means wielder of flowers. The girls look around for the Golden Mirror (which contains Pegasus) and use their Lemures against the sailor soldiers.  The Amazones Quartetto seem to be the ones who found Nehellenia’s mirror in the Amazon.  They apparently released her, and she gave them their Amazon Stones.  After Nehellenia captures Sailor Chibi Moon, the girls capture the sailor soldier and play around with Pegasus.  Nehellenia punishes the girls.  They later confront the sailor soldiers again, but they are forced to make a choice.  If they give up their Amazon Stones, they will not be children forever and they will not be able to use magic.  They decide to get rid of the objects.  Fortunately, they are no longer under Nehellenia’s evil influence.  The girls appear in human clothes later, but we do not know what eventually happens to them.

     The name Cere Cere ( Sere Sere) is really an abbreviation and reduplication of the name Ceres ( Seresu).  In the manga, we learn that Cere Cere becomes Sailor Ceres.  Sailor Ceres represents asteroid Ceres, which is the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt in our Solar System.  That asteroid got its name from Ceres, an Italian goddess of grain and agriculture.  Her Grecian counterpart was named Demeter.13

     Cere Cere and the others carry around their Amazon Stones in the anime and manga.  Those stones may be referring to the mineral Amazonite.  The Japanese refer to that mineral as Amazonaito or Tengaseki14.

Palla Palla (Sailor Pallas)
[ Para Para ( Sr Parasu)]

     According to the Materials Collection, Palla Palla is the second oldest of the Amazones Quartetto.  The book also states that she crybaby and a “bimbo.”  She juggles and balances balls at the circus.  In the manga, Palla Palla and her three sisters were sleeping in the Amazon, but they were forced awake by the power of the Dead Moon.  They were forced to work for the evil group.  They are not truly evil.  After Sailor Moon and her comrades defeat Nehellenia, Palla Palla and her sisters come out of the Amazon Stones.  They wear sailor soldier uniforms and introduce themselves as Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno, and Sailor Vesta.  Later, we learn that they are the Sailor Quartetto.  Palla Palla eventually becomes Sailor Pallas.

     Palla Palla’s anime counterpart is much more childish than her manga counterpart.  (The other members of the Amazones Quartetto also tend to act more like children in the anime than in the manga.)  Sometimes she calls herself tama nori, which means rider of balls.  The girls look around for the Golden Mirror (which contains Pegasus) and use their Lemures against the sailor soldiers.  The Amazones Quartetto seem to be the ones who found Nehellenia’s mirror in the Amazon.  They apparently released her, and she gave them their Amazon Stones.  After Nehellenia captures Sailor Chibi Moon, the girls capture the sailor soldier and play around with Pegasus.  Nehellenia punishes the girls.  They later confront the sailor soldiers again, but they are forced to make a choice.  If they give up their Amazon Stones, they will not be children forever and they will not be able to use magic.  They decide to get rid of the objects.  Fortunately, they are no longer under Nehellenia’s evil influence.  The girls appear in human clothes later, but we do not know what eventually happens to them.

     The name Palla Palla ( Para Para)  is really an abbreviation and reduplication of the name Pallas ( Parasu).  In the manga, we learn that Palla Palla becomes Sailor Pallas.  Sailor Pallas represents asteroid Pallas, which is the second largest asteroid in the asteroid belt in our Solar System.  That asteroid got its name from Pallas, which is an epithet of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom15.  The term pallas may mean maiden16.  Sailor Pallas’ color seems to be blue.  Sailor Mercury’s color is also that color.  Both Sailor Mercury and Pallas Athena are associated with wisdom.

     Palla Palla and the others carry around their Amazon Stones in the anime and manga.  Those stones may be referring to the mineral Amazonite.  The Japanese refer to that mineral as Amazonaito or Tengaseki.

Jun Jun (Sailor Juno)
[ Jun Jun ( Sr Jun)]

     According to the Materials Collection, Jun Jun is the third oldest of the Amazones Quartetto.  While Cere Cere is very feminine, her younger sister Jun Jun likes to act like a boy.  In the manga, Jun Jun and her three sisters were sleeping in the Amazon, but they were forced awake by the power of the Dead Moon.  They were forced to work for the evil group.  They are not truly evil.  After Sailor Moon and her comrades defeat Nehellenia, Jun Jun and her sisters come out of the Amazon Stones.  They wear sailor soldier uniforms and introduce themselves as Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno, and Sailor Vesta.  Later, we learn that they are the Sailor Quartetto.  Jun Jun eventually becomes Sailor Juno.

     Jun Jun’s anime counterpart seems to be more child-like than her manga counterpart.  (The other members of the Amazones Quartetto also tend to act more like children in the anime than in the manga.)  She also seems to be more of a tomboy.  Sometimes she calls herself karuwazashi, which means acrobat.  The girls look around for the Golden Mirror (which contains Pegasus) and use their Lemures against the sailor soldiers.  The Amazones Quartetto seem to be the ones who found Nehellenia’s mirror in the Amazon.  They apparently released her, and she gave them their Amazon Stones.  After Nehellenia captures Sailor Chibi Moon, the girls capture the sailor soldier and play around with Pegasus.  Nehellenia punishes the girls.  They later confront the sailor soldiers again, but they are forced to make a choice.  If they give up their Amazon Stones, they will not be children forever and they will not be able to use magic.  They decide to get rid of the objects.  Fortunately, they are no longer under Nehellenia’s evil influence.  The girls appear in human clothes later, but we do not know what eventually happens to them.

     The name Jun Jun ( Jun Jun) is really an abbreviation and reduplication of the name Juno ( Jun).  In the manga, we learn that Jun Jun becomes Sailor Juno.  Sailor Juno represents asteroid Juno, which is the third largest asteroid in the asteroid belt in our Solar System.  That asteroid got its name from Juno, the goddess of marriage and the wife of the king of the gods, Jupiter17.  Her Grecian counterpart was Hera.  Sailor Juno’s color seems to be green.  Sailor Jupiter’s color is also green.

     Jun Jun and the others carry around their Amazon Stones in the anime and manga.  Those stones may be referring to the mineral Amazonite.  The Japanese refer to that mineral as Amazonaito or Tengaseki.

Ves Ves (Sailor Vesta)
[ Besu Besu ( Sr Besuta)]

     According to the Materials Collection, Ves Ves is the fourth oldest (and therefor the youngest) of the Amazones Quartetto.  She tames wild animals at the circus.  In the manga, Ves Ves and her three sisters were sleeping in the Amazon, but they were forced awake by the power of the Dead Moon.  They were forced to work for the evil group.  They are not truly evil.  After Sailor Moon and her comrades defeat Nehellenia, Ves Ves and her sisters come out of the Amazon Stones.  They wear sailor soldier uniforms and introduce themselves as Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno, and Sailor Vesta.  Later, we learn that they are the Sailor Quartetto.  Ves Ves eventually becomes Sailor Vesta.

     Ves Ves’ anime counterpart is much more childish than her manga counterpart.  (The other members of the Amazones Quartetto also tend to act more like children in the anime than in the manga.)  Sometimes she calls herself mj tsukai, which means tamer of wild animals.  The girls look around for the Golden Mirror (which contains Pegasus) and use their Lemures against the sailor soldiers.  The Amazones Quartetto seem to be the ones who found Nehellenia’s mirror in the Amazon.  They apparently released her, and she gave them their Amazon Stones.  After Nehellenia captures Sailor Chibi Moon, the girls capture the sailor soldier and play around with Pegasus.  Nehellenia punishes the girls.  They later confront the sailor soldiers again, but they are forced to make a choice.  If they give up their Amazon Stones, they will not be children forever and they will not be able to use magic.  They decide to get rid of the objects.  Fortunately, they are no longer under Nehellenia’s evil influence.  The girls appear in human clothes later, but we do not know what eventually happens to them.

     The name Ves Ves ( Besu Besu) is really an abbreviation and reduplication of the name Vesta ( Besuta).  In the manga, we learn that Ves Ves becomes Sailor Vesta.  Sailor Vesta represents asteroid Vesta, which is the fourth largest asteroid in the asteroid belt in our Solar System.  That asteroid got its name from Vesta, the Roman goddess of the hearth18.  Her Grecian counterpart is Hestia.  Sailor Vesta’s color seems to be red, which probably represents the goddess’ association with fire (Sailor Mars’ power).

     Ves Ves and the others carry around their Amazon Stones in the anime and manga.  Those stones may be referring to the mineral Amazonite.  The Japanese refer to that mineral as Amazonaito or Tengaseki.

Zeolite & Xenotime
[ Zeoraito & Zenotaimu]

     After Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Mercury defeat the Amazon Trio in the manga, the Amazones Quartetto send out two circus performers who wield deadly knives.  Those two characters have the names Zeolite and Xenotime.  (They do not appear in the anime)  The All Character image in the Original Picture Collection IV shows Zeolite on the left and Xenotime on the right.  If the arrangement is the same in the manga, the squares on Xenotime’s shirt are darker than the squares on Zeolite’s shirt.  Their mission is to eliminate the sailor soldiers.  They also wish to take the Silver Crystal.  Minako falls for Zeolite and Xenotime’s idol audition trap.  The Amazones Quartetto send a huge boulder to land on Artemis.  After it lands on him, he transforms into his human form.  He gives Minako her Venus Crystal so that she can become Sailor Venus again.  Sailor Venus defeats Xenotime with her Venus Love and Beauty Shock maneuver.  Zeolite goes after Sailor Venus, but he defeats him, too.

     Zeolite got his name from the mineralogical term Zeolite ( Zeoraito), which refers to a group of hydrous aluminum silicate minerals19.  Clinoptilolite is one of the zeolites.  Xenotime got his name from the mineral Xenotime ( Zenotaimu)20.  That mineral is a brown-to-yellow mineral that is a phosphate of yttrium in crystalline form.

Lemures
[ Remuresu]

     The manga versions of the Lemures are called the incarnations of nightmares.  They look like small balls of black fur.  The Amazones Quartetto use those Lemures to attack their enemies.  Those Lemures absorb dreams and change the dreams into nightmares.

     In the anime, the Lemures often look like humans wearing circus uniforms.  A large number of Lemures live in Queen Nehellenia’s flying tent.  The Amazon Trio and the Amazoness Quartetto use the Lemures to attack the sailor soldiers.  Those Lemures were apparently originally people of Nehellenia’s kingdom.  When Nehellenia learned that she could stay beautiful by taking her people’s Dream Mirrors, she took the mirrors.  When the mirrors were stolen, the people become the Lemures.  Nehellenia says that the Lemures are like walking corpses.

     The ancient Romans believed in different kinds of spirits.  The Lemures, also known as Larvae, were spirits of the dead household members believed to haunt the household on 9, 11, and 13 May21.  Those were the days of the festival called the Lemuria.  The were thought to be ghosts or hostile spirits.

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