It’s important to understand
that Miura usually created these names without
thinking about something in particular, so they
might just be considered made up from his own
fantasy. The analysis you can find down here,
are the most famous/trusted, after a study lasted
many years, done by fans all over the world. These
theories can be considered right, but they have
never been confirmed by Miura himself. If you
want to contribute in this study, feel free to
send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with
your ideas. The best works will of course be published
in this section.
most likely comes from “beheld”,
simple past of to behold. Behelit’s role
is actually watching, observing, looking after
his bearer, protecting him and sometimes even
saving his life in a way that will seem totally
based on luck. Even the Behelit apostle doesn’t
usually do much more than watching the world
lurking in obscurity, silently. Studies confirmed
that “beherit” is a Syrian word
that means devil.
It comes from flora, a Latin word that means
vegetation, the vegetal world. The reason for
which Miura used this name is evident if we
consider the modus vivendi of the witch, surrounded
by trees in the depths of a forest, far away
from civilization, in a world still uncontaminated,
living in a house built up with trees, roots
and leaves. Beside being a witch, Flora also
represents the purity of something real that
hasn’t being contaminated by the dirt
existing in the world yet, that being magic
or simply the nature.
GATSU: Miura confirmed during
an interview that Gatsu didn’t have any
particular meaning when he invented it. In fact,
sensei Miura only wanted to create a short and
strong name, that sounded somehow rude and fast.
After some time though, he found out that “katse”
means cat in German, and he was kind of happy
about this. So he started to imagine Gatsu like
a sort of silent and always-lurking hunter.
Actually, as we all know quite good, Gatsu doesn’t
use to be as silent as a cat, always being very
rude and brutal, slaughtering people or monsters
without thinking much about not being detected.