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I knew it! My Faust Theory was correct! SPDUDE48 17:26, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Defeats Walpurgis Night without draining all her MP?

Isn't this contradict with the information written in Madoka Portable Wiki? (ネタバレ注意 隠しエンド(?) below) --0x99 17:21, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

I do not understand how can Homura become a Witch that way... it would make more sense if she drained all her MP... --Mutopis 23:39, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Are you referring to the article or Japanese wiki? Japanese wiki state that you have to die in the lowest floor of Walpurgis Night (with Wal's HP gauge, not the beginning of the dungeon) in order to get Homulilly "Game Over" illustration, which make sense. --0x99 23:49, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Ah, now makes sense. I thought she became a witch without losing alot of MP. I was refering to this "If Homura defeats Walpurgis Night without draining all her MP, she will become a witch and cause a Game Over.", it needs clarification. --Mutopis 23:57, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Regarding Name

Candeloro makes sense for Mami (Italian and the meaning behind it, see the page), Ophelia too (with regards to the Shakespeare speculation)... and several other names that are German and foreign for the witches... but Homulilly? (it feels out of place with the Faustian/German/Other foreign names theme etc.) Couldnt they at least try to find some sort of equivalent that was more subtle at least? I wonder who came up with the name (eyes Hanokage). For Yurifans, this would be marvelous but also would feel like hitting them with a blunt instrument that says "yes, she is that way"... --Mutopis 23:57, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

I remember seeing speculation on 2ch that it has to do with her being the witch of "this life/world," or "shigan" in Japanese. Shigan is the opposite of higan (nirvana). Higanbana (literally "higan flowers") is the Japanese name for red spider lillies. So maybe they made up a shiganbana, or Homu lilly, as a pun. Ykm 00:18, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
Sounds plausible yet I cannot help to think this is just a clever way to say it without saying it by being blunt about it and clever about it... --Mutopis 06:50, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
Clever? This fucking name makes me want to kill babies. If they wanted to go the Japanese theme they could have used actual Japanese, instead they went with a suggestive pun that turns Homura's witch into a giant fucking joke. I was banking on her being walpurgis but to sink this low with creative license is unacceptable. Instead of being interested in why Walpurgis is so important and related to Gretchen if she's not Homura, I just get mad over how they squandered an opportunity to do nothing more than turn a pivotal character into a laughing stock. 10:50, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
Really? All the lead about Homura being Walpurgis is almost laughable as Sayaka being Walpurgis. --0x99 01:03, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Given what's revealed in Rebellion, we now have a good case that -lily actually refers to Lilith. This post made a convincing argument. - Prima 19:49, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

What we think we know so far:

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  • "HOMULILLY": Witch with a disc on the top with infinite sign. Her witch type is 此岸の魔女 (Shigan no Majō) (or "shigan") which basically means "Witch of Mortal World" (i.e. the opposite of Higan). Witch runes below reads "Game Over".
    • "Shigan" is the opposite of "Higan" (nirvana). Higanbana (literally "higan flowers") is the Japanese name for red spider lillies. So shiganbana, or Homu lilly, could be a pun.
      • Lycoris radiata (red spider lily) are very poisonous. These are mostly used in Japan, and they are used to surround their paddies and houses to keep the pest and mice away. That is why most of them grow close to rivers now.
      • In Japan the Red Spider Lily signals the arrival of fall. Many Buddhist will use it to celebrate the arrival of fall with a ceremony at the tomb of one of their ancestors. They plant them on graves because it shows a tribute to the dead. People believe that since the Red Spider Lily is mostly associated with death that one should never give a bouquet of these flowers
      • Homulilly's witch kiss could reaffirm the Spider Lily connection.
  • witch name is literally "Homu Yuri" (ほむ百合)
  • Legend:
Since these scarlet flowers usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox, they are described in Chinese and Japanese translations of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in Diyu (also known as Hell), or Huángquán (Simplified Chinese: 黄泉; Traditional Chinese: 黃泉), and guide the dead into the next reincarnation.

When the flowers of lycoris bloom, their leaves would have fallen; when their leaves grow, the flowers would have wilted. This habit gave rise to various legends. A famous one is the legend of two elves: Mañju (Simplified Chinese: 曼珠; Traditional Chinese: 曼珠), who guarded the flower, and Saka (Simplified Chinese: 沙华; Traditional Chinese: 沙華), who guarded the leaves. Out of curiosity, they defied their fate of guarding the herb alone, and managed to meet each other. At first sight, they fell in love with each other. Amaterasu, exasperated by their waywardness, separated the miserable couple, and laid a curse on them as a punishment: the flowers of Mañju shall never meet the leaves of Saka again. It was said that when the couple met after death in Diyu, they vowed to meet each other after reincarnation. However, neither of them could keep their words. In commemoration of the couple, some call the herbs 'Mañjusaka' (Simplified Chinese:曼珠沙华; Traditional Chinese: 曼珠沙華), a mixture of 'Mañju' and 'Saka', instead of their scientific name. The same name is used in Japanese, in which it is pronounced manjushage.

Some other legends have it that when you see someone that you may never meet again, these flowers, also called red spider lilies, would bloom along the path. Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends, Japanese people often used these flowers in funerals. The popular Japanese name Higanbana (彼岸花 Higan bana) for lycoris radiata literally means higan (the other or that shore of Sanzu River) flower, decorate and enjoyable, flower of afterlife in gokuraku jyōdo (極楽浄土 gokuraku jyōdo).

  • Design: (please, add anything you may notice)...--Mutopis 09:46, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
If you notice, the sides have a curb shape like an hourglass and the grey/white dots could be sand.
The top part looks like an old vinyl record, the stylus has an odd shape. If you think about it, it almost makes it look like a stereotypical witches' hat.
It's a record. Records are known for what when broken? Constant repetition of the same warped sounds, when they break. What happened in Homura's life to cause her such grief? Constant repetition of the same horrific events, when she resets. it seems like Homulilly's theme is an inability to escape the sequence of events in PMMM ('witch of this world' = 'unable to move on from horrible events'?). What with the infinity symbol, the scratched record, etc. Doctor Bad Ideas 23:05, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
Under the vinyl record, what looks like hair or pig tails, could be moemura's pigtails.
Plus, there appears to be what looks like a chin right under the record, making her look like a classic Witch.
The section where the braided parts meet, there is something like red sticks.
These sticks could be knitting needles, held by hands formed by the ends of her pigtails.
Under the red stick, the hair forms the shape of what that looks like the number eight or the infinite symbol.
If you think about it, it almost looks like an hourglass shape too...
  • Infinite Symbol:
    • While it could be a reference to Homura's time reset, it could have some connection to the Steady State Theory (aka Infinite Universe).
      • The Theory is a model developed as an alternative to the Big Bang Theory, the idea is that the universe is not only infinite, but the issue of entropy is of little consequence as new matter is created to solve the problem. While the Big Bang Theory suggests that not only does the universe has a beginning, but as it expands it will reach to an end (among many theories, entropy plays a role in it):
"In 1948, some cosmologists who were unhappy with the big bang proposed a radical new model of the universe, based on the idea that the universe was not only homogenous in space (a fundamental concept in most models of the universe) but in time. This means, as the universe expands and galaxies separate, new galaxies form to fill the gaps created.
This theory appealed to many, as it had none of the problems associated with the big bang - what preceded it, what caused it, and so forth. Furthermore, it explained most of the effects that the big bang did - the red-shift is explained by the expansion, the background radiation is the light from former stars red-shifted. Furthermore, the theory requires only a minor modification in the laws of relativity, and the rate of matter creation is too low to be observable in any case.
Observational evidence proved to be the undoing of the steady state theory. The number of quasars increases when looking back into the past, violating the perfect cosmological principle. Furthermore, as time is infinite, another intelligent species should already have colonized the observable universe, which is obviously not the case.
In terms of thermodynamics, the steady state theory resolves some problems and generates others. It allows the universe to have existed for an infinite time, because as entropy increases, more matter appears which increases the order again - the new matter is an inexhaustible supply of negative entropy. In the same way, this balancing of entropy with new matter could be the very reason for space's expansion.
However, the steady state theory breaks both the first and second law of thermodynamics with the matter increases, although novel ways around the problem have been suggested - for example, the universe could be like a massive black hole, which absorbs extra matter when it expands. Even so, though, the matter increase is, to my mind, too small to balance the entropy increases caused by, for example, the stars burning.
The steady state theory flourished in the sixties, but today, few people believe it."[1]
The bottom part of the witch's cape stretches down and connects to the pink orb in the hourglass-like shape in the background. It's unclear whether it's extending out of the hourglass or getting pulled in, as if by a black hole.
A matching pink orb is in the top half of the hourglass. Like the bottom part of her cape, Homulilly's hat extends upward toward it; however, it then bends back down and doesn't reach the orb. This may represent Homura repeatedly resetting time and being unable to move on from the "mortal world".
The halves of the hourglass may represent separate universes, and the points of light inside of them representing stars.
Two shapes resembling bat wings can be seen behind the "HOMULILLY" runes. These may either extend out of Homulilly's cape or be part of the hourglass's top half. --Neuchadjinys 18:42, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Clara dolls and Witches artwork
About the translated description of Clara Dolls. 色 and 空 may not only mean the colors and the sky, but also Buddhist words. 色 means all existence of the world and 空 means a essence of all the non-existence (Roughly speaking, 空 in Buddhism is like a state free from obsession or emotion) ,in Heart Sutra,which is the popular Buddhist-sutra in Japan. Then I think the translation of their own introduction is "We are born from colors of the existence, and never reach to skies of the emptiness, The depths of this world are our own stage." or "We are born from emotional existence, and are never free from emotion, The depths of this world are our own stage."Whitewind 13:27, 16 December 2013 (UTC)


Regarding the speculation where it mentioned Homura did not use time magic a lot and so she did not have much sand on the other side. Perhaps what Homura noticed is that the hourglass that contain the sand was broken and she no longer can use the magic to reverse the time any more. Thus, her despair took over and she turned into a witch. Demonicslayer 17:39, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

That makes sense, in the anime Homura uses the reverse magic when she runs out of sand or when she still has left. It would be strange if she couldnt unless the hourlass was broken... --Mutopis 23:53, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

This reminds me, is there any evidence regarding "witch name is literally "Homu Yuri" (ほむ百合)"?? --Mutopis 07:35, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Not really, it was a joke. There's not much behind it beside Yuri means Lily. Also I don't think her hourglass works that way (cite: Otona Anime interview, IIRC) --0x99 07:37, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
Is that interview translated or something so we can link it to the page? --Mutopis 09:22, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, I can't seems to find it but IIRC Urobuchi said no matter how much sand left Homu will return to the beginning on the bed at the hospital. Let's see if I can still find the source for it... --0x99 09:57, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
I could see it being a dual pun to both the spider lilly and yuri, since the lilly is so commonly associated with yuri in Japan. The fact they used Homura's nickname "Homu" fits the feeling that the name was made a bit jokingly. --randomanon 09:45, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
It's also worth nothing that Inukare were the one who nicknamed Homura "Homuhomu" --0x99 09:57, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Grief Seed

Does anyone know if they made an artwork version of Homura's grief seed? It makes no sense that made her witch form but nothing about her grief seed... --Mutopis 23:54, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

None as far as I can find. The Homulilly illustration in the game is slightly larger (longer) than the one in special DVD (camera panning to the same view area as gallery) but I doubt it is anything related to her Grief Seed. --0x99 01:07, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
I can make one if asked
Wasn't her Grief Seed technically shown in Episode 11?
Homura grief seed.png
Indeed it was. Looks like a gear to me, but this I took that screenie from the TV version, perhaps it's detailed on the BD. --BrickBreak 00:49, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
Here's the BD version with a bright background. E11 homuras final form.png KM 08:11, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

There is post on 2channel that grief seed toy have homulily at event, maybe on sale july 00:57, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Meaning homulilly name

Hello, I come from 2channel Post on 2channel witch book link to foreign blog which I think has meaning of name correct Sorry but I post in japanese remainig 此岸と彼岸は対になってるし、PSPカスタムテーマにあるホムリリィのものと思われる刻印は彼岸花がモチーフになっているので、リリィは「百合」じゃなくてスパイダーリリィのことで間違いないと思う。まあダブルミーニングの可能性は十分にあるのだけれども 00:55, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

This is already mentioned above in #What we think we know so far: however possible Homulilly symbol in PSP theme seems to be new. Hmm.
Judging from "彼岸花", Is it the one in フォト menu? (See below)
PSP Photo Icon.jpg
--0x99 07:09, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

You Tube Video

Homulilly event Jesus Christ! This is so heartwrentching!

Homulilly as Lilith

From PV1. Notice how the tails wraps around the stick, similar to one traditional scene involving Lilith

"Lilith or Lilitu. She is thought to be a Mesopotamian demon with long hair and wings, which come to men in the middle of the night, to take their sexual energy, harm pregnant women, steal male babies, and drink their blood. This legend is where the first record of vampirism supposedly comes from. She is depicted as a half woman, half snake being, called a Lamia. The earliest inscription of Lilith is in the epic poem of Gilgamesh, around 2000 BCE. Some say she is the mother of all demons. Through history her role in various religions has changed." [2] - Prima 12:27, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Homulilly in the new Madoka Magica movie (SPOILERS)

Warning; some spoilers for those who haven't seen it yet.

. . . .

Alright, first off, this isn't pointless speculation, but an observation. So while watching Madoka Magica: The Rebellion Story, I was just being a good fan and all, translating every single little Witch Rune sentence that came my way, and then I came across this (not sure how to upload it to the site).

I've been hearing a lot about how Homura's Witch in the movie is different from the PSP game, which is true, but they also said it wasn't 'Homulilly'. Yet, if you look at the above and translate the bottom line from Witch Runes, it spells out 'HOMU LILLY', confirming that this is in fact the same Witch (only with a different appearance, similar to Kriemhild Gretchen's situation). Since the upper word is a little too creatively-done, I haven't been able to translate it, though judging by the first few letters, it might spell out 'HOMURA'. If it isn't, then it's possible that

this is some kind of Nega-Homulilly and thus should be placed on a separate page. 

...In any case, at least it confirms that the Witch seen in Rebellion is a VERSION of the Homulilly we're familiar with.

Merciful 13:19, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm assuming that Homulilly's appearance and "function," so to speak, changed because the circumstances of her witching out were different in Rebellion than they were in Portable. In Portable she succumbed to despair because she couldn't save Madoka, in Rebellion she succumbed to despair because she DID save Madoka (in a manner of speaking), and realized that she still couldn't have her, resulting in a love-obsessed witch. The fact that Oktavia von Seckendorff and Sayaka's situation are somewhat different across different timelines pretty much confirms this. Either way they're probably the same witch, different location and circumstances. Spicyjade 19:32, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Time resonance made her powerful

Just as Kriemhild Gretchen started out as a small witch but grew to immense power as timelines pilled up, the absense of Madoka in the universe started to pile up causality behind Homura instead and thus her witch's power and form grew tremendously.

The Homulilly we see in the movie has power comparable to Walpurgis Night if not more as she could consume an entire city in her barrier or even haze it down completely as her armada of familiars (which included no less than 14 magical girl level ones) can attest.

As such, it can be said that Homura's eventual transcendence into godhood was in the making but when Madoka arrived with her own connection to every universe related to witches/magical girls, Homura just jury rigged the process by tearing off Madoka from her throne and taking over her place. --Derp101(3) 22:33, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Clara Dolls appearances (Chinese) - Prima 14:53, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Hat numbers

I noticed that a string of numbers reading EV-257-128-5 appears twice on the rim of Homulilly's hat/record in The Rebellion Story. Does this sequence have any significance? -ANTHONY 03:44, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Title Intro Card

I was able to get a screen shot of Homulilly's introduction title from the film Rebellion, now that its available for viewing on netflix. I can't upload the image my self, would those who can do so on my behalf?

Please and Thank You~
Ixbran 07:34, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Homulilly runes.png
This one? - Prima 09:59, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I did not see that on Homulilly's page, so I wasn't sure if the wiki had it or not. also, that is much higher quality than the one I took, thank you for showing me.
Ixbran 11:05, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Lisa familiar

I put this on my own talk page but I'll add it here too so it's more noticeable.

I found this Japanese article a little while back explaining that the airships from Rebellion are actually another familiar of Homulilly's. I'm not sure whether this should be added to the wiki or not, I wanted to see what others thought before I did any additions. I scanned through it with google translate and it seems pretty valid. DreamerWitches (talk) 22:14, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

:Wow, that's a pretty interesting article. It seems it's a type of tool of the Witch, similar to a Familiar. Maybe it should be included? or should it have it's own little subsection? I don't think we touch upon the airships in the Homulilly page and I know they're visible in the default background for Magia Record so there's enough to say about the creature if we decide to go either way. Sondenise (talk) 00:42, 3 November 2020 (UTC)


I added the Lisa card! I hope everyone thinks it's okay!

Though I wanted to add another thing.. I think Homulilly's gallery has got quite large. I think it could do with a separate page like Oktavia and Charlotte, I dunno what everyone else thinks... DreamerWitches (talk) 21:08, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Nice! But yeah, if it's getting too big we can always make a separate gallery page for it (I know I had to make one for Iroha and might have to do the same for some of the others)...Sondenise (talk) 21:51, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Lisa card

I think the last part of her description isn't "to give the witch a new script" but rather "and gives them a new script written for the witch's sake." I'm pretty sure it was translated with Google, so I think somebody should check it for mistranslations. It's also missing the last line of the official description. --Arei (talk) 02:52, 10 November 2020 (UTC)

Nice catch. I added the missing line and cleaned up the translation a bit. Sondenise (talk) 05:10, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
Ahhh.. thank you!! I must admit, I used google translate XT thank you for cleaning it up guys! ^^ DreamerWitches (talk) 09:14, 10 November 2020 (UTC)