“Why do you refuse Duma's truth? It is incomprehensible...”
—Hestia's battle quote in Act 4 of Echoes
Hestia (ヘステ Hesute, Heste in the Japanese version) is an enemy character in Fire Emblem Gaiden.
She is the daughter of Jedah and the middle sister of Marla and Sonya. She is very loyal to her father and her master Duma, even if Jedah was going to sacrifice her and her sisters to Duma, the Dark God. She dies alongside her older sister Marla in the final battle, while trying to protect Duma.
In Sonya's base conversation, it is revealed that Marla, Hestia, and Sonya had been abandoned at a priory by Jedah. According to Sonya, while growing up at the priory, Hestia was smart and mature, and also marched to her own beat.
“Why...? I've done...nothing wrong...”
—Defeat quote in Act 4
“That's no fair, Sonya... Why should you be the only one allowed to live as she chooses?”
—Battle quote in Act 5
“Oh... It seems so...obvious now. I should have just lived...as I pleased...like you...”
—Death quote in Act 5
Hestia was the Greek goddess of the hearth.
- Unlike Marla, Hestia has no spoken dialogue in Fire Emblem Gaiden. This is no longer the case in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
- Hestia, alongside her sister, is the first unrecruitable female boss in the series.