Vesta is the virgin goddess of the hearth, chastity, home family and sexuality in Roman mythology. With fire as her ruling element, Vesta was a passionate goddess. Unlike her other siblings, Vesta chose not to get married, giving herself for others. Her counterpart in Greek mythology is Hestia.
She was a daughter of Saturn and Ops, and the eldest sister to Pluto, Ceres, Juno, Neptune and Jupiter. The myths depicting Vesta were few and were limited to tales of miraculous impregnation by a phallus appearing in the flames of the hearth, the manifestation of the goddess.
Much like her Greek counterpart, she was an important goddess who blessed the domestic matters of the Roman citizens, often being even depicted as a living flame, rather than a female goddess. She had her own group of priestesses called the Vestal Virgins, or Vestals, that served her.
Vesta is Yukino Mayuzumi'sinitial Persona and has balanced growth stats. She may be recreated in the Velvet Room utilizing gems. However, she has poor compatibility with everyone except Yukino. When returned to the Velvet Room at MAX Rank, she will yield a Soma.
Persona 2: Innocent Sin
"Roman goddess of the hearth, Guardian of home and family."
—Persona 2: Innocent Sin
When Maya Amano and Yukino encounter the party in the principal's office of Seven Sisters High School, they encounter enemies where Yukino releases her Persona once again, to the party's surprise. Unlike the rest of the characters, she does not have a Prime version.