Bennu ( ベンヌ , Bennu ) is a Persona appearing in Shin Megami Tensei games.



The Bennu bird serves as the Egyptian correspondence to the phoenix, and is said to be the soul of the Sun-God Ra. Some of the titles of the Bennu bird were “He Who Came Into Being by Himself,” “Ascending One,” and “Lord of Jubilees.” While Bennu is the common name given to the bird in English, the original vowels of the name spelled as bnn by Egyptian scribes are uncertain, although it may have been pronounced something like*bānana. The name is related to the verb *wabāna (spelled wbn in Egyptian texts becoming Coptic ouoein), meaning “to rise brilliantly,” or “to shine.” The Bennu bird was the mythological phoenix of Egypt. It was associated with the rising of the Nile, resurrection, and the sun. Because the Bennu represented creation and renewal, it was connected with the Egyptian calendar. Indeed, the Temple of the Bennu was well known for its time-keeping devices.


Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Arcana Level Type Subtype MAtk MDef
Sun 10 Element Fire 77 52
Affinity SP St Vi Dx Ag Lu
Best (Maki, Eriko, Ayase, Yukino) 6 14 7 9 61 41
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Beak Light Rush damage (1 foe)
3 Maragi Light Fire damage (all foes)
5 Magaru Light Wind damage (all foes)
7 Agilao Medium Fire damage (1 foe)
8 Fire Breath Medium Fire damage (area)
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