Vesta was the goddess of the hearth in Roman mythology, but even more so, she was the goddess of virginity and sexuality. She had her own group of priestesses called the Vestal Virgins that served her. 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.
Vesta is Yukino Mayuzumi'sinitial Persona and has balanced growth stats. It may be recreated in the Velvet Room utilizing gems. However, it has poor compatibility with everyone except Yukino. When returned to the Velvet Room at MAX Rank, it will yield a Soma.
"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.