roman god of thunder


[ATTACK] Jupiter Oak Evolution.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: ジュピター・オーク・エボリューション
Romaji: Jupitaa Ooku Eboryuushon

User: Sailor Jupiter
Item required: None
First appearance: Episode 154
Last appearance: Episode 191


  • Sailor Jupiter used the Leaves of Oak to perform this technique in the manga.
  • While her attacks were based in electricity, Sailor Jupiter’s element was wood. Oak was the sacred tree of Jupiter, the Roman god of the sky and thunder. The “ki” (木) in Makoto Kino’s surname means “wood” or “tree,” and the Japanese name for the planet Jupiter is Mokusei (木星).

Roman Gold Taranis “Wheel’ Pendant, 1st-3rd century AD

In Celtic mythology Taranis was the god of thunder worshipped essentially in Gaul, Gallaecia, Britain and Ireland, but also in the Rhineland and Danube regions, amongst others. Taranis, along with Esus and Toutatis as part of a sacred triad, was mentioned by the Roman poet Lucan in his epic poem Pharsalia as a Celtic deity to whom human sacrificial offerings were made.

Taranis was associated, as was the cyclops Brontes ("thunder”) in Greek mythology, with the wheel. Many representations of a bearded god with a thunderbolt in one hand and a wheel in the other have been recovered from Gaul, where this deity apparently came to be syncretized with Jupiter.

Symbolic votive wheels were offered at shrines (such as in Alesia), cast in rivers (such as the Seine), buried in tombs or worn as amulets since the Middle Bronze Age.


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Jupiter Oak Evolution

Description: An attack Super Sailor Jupiter used by spinning around and shooting leaf-shaped blasts of electrical energy at enemies.

User: Super Sailor Jupiter
First Appearance: Episode 154
Last Appearance: Episode 191
Type: Plant/Lightning-based attack
Upgrade: None
Item Required: Thunder and Lightning Antenna


  1. In the manga, Super Sailor Jupiter used the Leaves of Oak to perform this attack. The Leaves of Oak didn’t exist in the anime but she did use her Thunder and Lightning Antenna to create the electrical energy.
  2. The wreath that appears at the beginning of the attack is a symbol of the Greek god, Zeus, or the Roman god, Jupiter.
  3. In the English dub, Sailor Jupiter would sometimes say “Jupiter Power” or “Sailor Jupiter” before performing her attack.
  4. While Sailor Jupiter’s previous attacks were electric-based so that they are associated with the Roman god of thunder, Jupiter, this attack is a reference to the fact that the oak tree is a sacred plant to Jupiter. It is also a play on words for the character for wood (木) in the Japanese writing of the planet Jupiter.