Persephone is an enemy in the Castlevania series. She is a demonic maid that served a noble master.



The Return of Persephone (1891) by Frederic Leighton.

Persephone is named after a Greek goddess of seasons and queen of the Underworld, being the wife of Hades. Due to being kidnapped and later tricked into being permanently bound to the Underworld, Persephone must spend half a year with her husband as queen of the dead (Fall and Winter), but can spend the rest of the year with her mother, the goddess Demeter (spring and summer). Her Latin name was Proserpina.


Persephone is a demonic maid who serves Dracula within the castle. She is very polite and will usually bow to enemies before attacking. Persephone uses hand-to-hand combat to battle intruders. Sometimes she will use her vacuum to suck-in her victim's clothes. She is also vulnerable to vacuum-type attacks such as Soma's Devil Tornado and Magic Vacuum (which is Persephone's own soul), or Charlotte's Dark Gate and Tempest spells, as those attacks attempt to suck her skirt, stunning her as she tries to hold it in place.


Castlevania Chronicles

These maids are rare inhabitants of Count Dracula's Tower. They initially wait patiently for the player to draw near before evading their attacks by back-flipping, time during which they are invincible. While in this flipping motion, they will sometimes throw a barrage of daggers in five different directions. If damaged without being killed, they will turn more vicious-looking and take to hovering, gaining the ability to generate blue flames from their hands which they will toss at the ground, each breaking into four smaller fireballs with homing capabilities.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Persephone appears in the Inner Quarters area of the castle, where they will do a polite curtsy and greet Soma in Japanese before attacking him. They attack by unleashing various kicks. When defeated, they collapse to their knees and fade away. Like the other enemies in the game, they also have their Soul absorbed by Soma, with their soul allowing for Soma to absorb enemy HP via a magical item.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Persephone returns to Celia's castle. Even though they've been employed by Celia to serve the Dark Lord (who actually hasn't been elected yet), they care of the Demon Guest House with extreme dedication, awaiting for one to be elected. They wear a classic purple maid dress, with simple shoes and simple maid headband. They also have blue hair in a ponytail fashion. When one is met, they normally greet the enemy before going into a battle stance and start attacking with swing kicks. She's easy to tease by using a sucking effect soul on her, or if she's near a defeated demon who is being sucked back to Hell, which causes her skirt to be pulled and embarrasses her, as she holds her skirt tightly. Defeating her will envelop her in flower petals as she disappears into the air.

Perhaps due to her loyalty to those who defeat her, and the fact that the one who defeats her is the "reincarnation" of the Dracula, who she once served, Persephone's soul may be caught by Soma's Power of Dominance and become a guardian soul. Persephone can be leveled up three times to level 9 by catching 9 Persephone's souls. Level one allows Soma to use her vacuum cleaner with teeth. Level two is an upgraded version with a powerful engine and four wheels. Level three summons Persephone wearing a blue maid's dress to personally clean the floor in front of her "master", which kills unes and other low level enemies easier. She can also absorb enemies' HP and give them to Soma, which gives a "vampire effect" to him. At full level, she can absorb 6 HP per hit with a cost of 5 MP per second while decently damaging her enemies, which increase her usefulness. She seems to flinch when attempting to vacuum harder enemies because her vacuum is easily "stuck". She can also be summoned and dismissed very fast, which gives her the same capabilities as a bullet soul despite being a guardian soul, although she has extreme lack of range at level 9.

Persephone is favored by many players due to her HP draining ability, allowing players to survive longer in harder fights for next to no MP when summoned strategically. Another interesting ability is that she can suck in some enemy attacks, like Ukoback's flames, Frozen Shade's ice and icicles attacks, Skeleton's bones, Killer Clown's cards, Catoblepas' and Gorgon's breath, Gaibon's breath and fireball attacks, Golem's rock breath, all of Malphas' crows and feathers, Alura Une's rose dart, and also Death's scythes.

Interestingly, when Soma uses Persephone's soul on her, she will let out a shriek, be unable to move, and her dress will look like it's being sucked in front of her. Oddly enough, when Soma is behind Persephone while using her soul, her dress will still look like it's being sucked from the front.

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Persephone appears in the Great Stairway area of Dracula's Castle, and the Sandy Grave. Her vacuum has interesting effects dependent on whoever is being controlled by the player: While Jonathan merely gets his coat stuck on her vacuum, should Charlotte Aulin be near the vacuum, her skirt will be pulled and she will hold it down.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Persephone
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
X68-maid Maid  [ edit ]
' HP: 1/5/5
Exp: 400
8. Dracula's Tower
Persephone 37. Persephone  (Prosperina) [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
A demon maid that served a noble master. Weak: Sword, Poison
HP: 150
MP: 96
Exp: 55
Atk: 23
Def: 25
Common Drop: Scarf
Rare Drop: Strawberry
Soul: Magic Vacuum
Inner Quarters
DOS-Persephone 41. Persephone (Proserpina) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow (Strategy)
A demonic maid in the employ of an unearthly baron. Strong: Dark
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Holy, Poison
HP: 140
MP: 2
Exp: 82
Atk: 38
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: Silk Robe (8%)
Rare Drop: Strawberry (4%)
Soul: Magic Vacuum (24%)
Demon Guest House
Persephone2 23. Persephone  (Prosperina) [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin (Strategy)
The count's demonic maid. She seems to have bought a new vacuum cleaner. Strong: Dark
Weak: Whip, Slash, Holy, Poison, Stone
HP: 60
Exp: 35
Skill Pt: 2
Drop: Frilly Camisole, Pudding Bucket
Great Stairway, Sandy Grave
Persephone2 17. Persephone  (Prosperina) [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
The count's demonic maid. She seems to have bought a new vacuum cleaner. Weak: Slash, Pierce, Petrify, Curse, Poison
Drop: Forget-Me-Not (5.30%)
Heart Brooch (2.30%)
Soul: Blue (2.80%)
Chapter 2, Chapter 4

Item Data

Item Data: Persephone
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Scarf AoS Icon Scarf (Muffler) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Warm and cozy. Goods
DEF +2
Sell: $185 
Find: Castle Corridor
Common Drop: Persephone
Strawberry AoS Icon Strawberry (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
A plump, sweet strawberry. Food
HP +265
Sell: $200 
Rare Drop: Persephone
Blue Soul Persephone - Magic Vacuum - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Absorb enemies' HP with a magical item. Guardian Soul
Consume: 15 MP/sec  10 AP
Drop: Persephone
Silk Robe DoS Icon Silk Robe - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
A robe made of woven silk. Armor
DEF +4, INT +2
Sell: $400 
Buy: $800 Find: Hammer's shop
Common Drop: Persephone
Strawberry DoS Icon Strawberry (jpn) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
A plump, sweet strawberry. Food
HP +150
Sell: $265 
Rare Drop: Persephone
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Persephone - Magic Vacuum (Magic Vacum in the guide) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Enable "Magic Vacuum". Vacuums up enemy HP. Guardian Soul
Consume: 5 MP/sec  Rarity: **
Drop: Persephone
Frilly Camisole PoR Icon Frilly Camisole - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A camisole with cute frills. Body Gear (Dress)
DEF +9, MND +5
Sell: $2,450 
Drop: Persephone
Pudding Bucket PoR Icon Pudding Bucket (Bucket Pudding) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A bucket full of pudding. Don't worry, the bucket is new. Item (Food/Sweet)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
HP +200
Sell: $245 
Drop: Persephone
Forget Me Not PoR Icon Forget-Me-Not (Forget-Me-Not Necklace) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Necklace patterned after a beautiful flower. Accessory (Necklace)
Shanoa, Charlotte 
HP +2, MP +2, DEF +1, INT +2
Sell: $700 
Rarity: **
Drop: Persephone (5.30%)
Heart Brooch Icon Heart Brooch (jpn) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Increases your chance of finding hearts. Accessory (Brooch)
Sell: $1,250  Rarity: ***
Drop: Persephone (5.30%)
Guardian Soul HD Icon Persephone - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Enable "Magic Vacuum" to consume enemy HP. Guardian Soul
Consume: 3 MP  ATK +3
Rarity: **
Steal: Persephone (2.8%)


See: Persephone/Gallery



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