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Shoujo Kakumei Utena

(Revolutionary Girl Utena)


Utena's name is of particular significance. Why?


Tenjou as it's spelled literally means 'the Heavens.'

Her given name literally means "calyx" or the part which protects the flower. A very fitting name given her role in the series.

On an aside, her given name is also the name of a district in Lithuania. Here's what Information about Lithuania webpage has to say about the significance of the area:

A district centre of the north east Aukstaitija with a population of 36,700. It was King Mindaugas who first mentioned the name of Utena in his letter to the Knights of the Sword written in 1261. The Utena district covers almost 1/5th of the Lithuania's National Park, with the highest rising hills of Ziezdriai (247 m) and Kaboriskiai (235 m) as well as the deepest lake in Lithuania - Lake Tauragnai (60,5 m deep). Suminai and Siaudiniskiai villages can boast the wooden folk architectural monuments typically for the Aukstaitija region. Well known for their natural beauty are the lakes of Pakasas, Ukojas, Alausas as well as a great number of smaller ones. The district is rich in fortified hills and other archaeological monuments.

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