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Hestia

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Hestia

FESoV Hestia.png
Artwork of Hestia from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A witch who serves the Duma Faithful. The middle of three sisters.

Gender

Female

Race

Human

Family

Jedah (father)
Marla (older sister)
Sonya (younger sister)

Nationality

Rigelian

Starting class

Witch

Appearance(s)

Hestia (Japanese: ヘステ Heste) is a witch in Fire Emblem Gaiden and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is one of Jedah's daughters and one of Sonya's older sisters.[1] She is also a follower of Duma.

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Role

Hestia is fought twice throughout the game, Alm fights her in Act 4 on the way to Rigel castle, Hestia guards the river crossing. The second time she is fought by Celica and Alm is in the final Act in the basement of the Duma Tower alongside her sister and father.

Unlike her sisters and father, Hestia does not have a single line of dialogue in the entire game.

Stats

Boss: Act 4 Boss: Act 5

  • Note: Hestia is also capable of summoning witches.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Role

Hestia, as in Gaiden, is fought twice throughout the game, first encountered by Alm in act 4 on the way to Rigel castle at the river crossing. The second time she is fought by Celica and Alm is in the act 5 in the basement of the Duma Tower alongside her sister and father.

Stats

Boss, Act 4 (Normal) Boss, Act 4 (Hard) Boss, Act 5 (Normal) Boss, Act 5 (Hard)

Personality and character

While Hestia has no dialogue in the original, she is given dialogue in the remake.

Prior to being sacrificed to Duma, she lived in a priory with her two sisters. She is described as having been smart, mature, and having "marched to her own beat" by Sonya.[2]

In her first encounter, she does not understand why anyone would oppose Duma. However, in her second encounter in Duma's Altar, she regrets not having lived life as she pleased like her sister Sonya.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Hestia does not have any battle quotes in Gaiden.

Why do you refuse Duma's truth? It is incomprehensible...
— Hestia in act 4 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
That's no fair, Sonya... Why should you be the only one allowed to live as she chooses?
— Hestia in act 5 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Death quotes

Hestia does not have any death quotes in Gaiden.

Why...? I've done...nothing wrong...
— Hestia in act 4 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Oh... It seems so...obvious now. I should have just lived...as I pleased... like you...
— Hestia in act 5 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)

A glimpse of Jedah, Marla, and Hestia provided by Sonya.

In the Gaiden manga Hestia, along with Marla, is deceased. She appears sparingly with Jedah before his corruption by Duma in some of Sonya's flashbacks of the times when they still lived together as a family.

Trivia

  • Hestia and Marla have the exact same stats as each other throughout all their appearances in Gaiden.
    • Marla and Hestia also have identical stats in the final act of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
  • In Gaiden Hestia and Marla share portraits, but one is flipped.
  • The generic class portrait for witches in Fire Emblem Fates may be inspired by Marla's and Hestia's appearances, as the Fates's witch has the same hair color-a very dark and high contrast purple-as the two sisters.
  • In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Hestia and her sister Marla use generic witch models in battle despite having custom map sprites.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Hestia As of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Derived from Greek ‘εστια (hestia) "hearth, fireside". In Greek mythology Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and domestic activity.[3]
English
(unofficial)
• Heste
• Hes
• Used in the most recent Gaiden fan translation.
• Used in the older Gaiden fan translation.
Japanese ヘステ Officially romanized as Heste.
Spanish Hestia As above.
French Hestia As above.
German Hestia As above.
Italian Hestia As above.
Dutch Hestia As above.
Simplified Chinese 海斯特
Traditional Chinese 海斯特

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait hestia fe02.png Witch
Bs fe02 enemy witch magic.png
Black magic


References

  1. "Her two older sisters, Marla and Hestia, had been reborn as witches to be sacrificed to Duma... Sonya would never forgive their father Jedah for making his three daughters into sacrifices." — Sonia's ending, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  2. "Growing up, I had two older sisters. The eldest was stern, but deeply kind. The middle one was smart and mature, and also marched to her own beat. The three of us were inseparable back at the priory. We waited for our father to come get us, yet knew the day would never come. Ah, but that was a lifetime ago. And they're both gone now..." — Sonya, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  3. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Hestia, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 8 September 2018


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Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
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Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
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Party
AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
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Party
AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
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Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
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