Zachary White says: Gaia is the Goddess of the Earth, and is featured in icefire as a the white hedgehog, which was named Spikey by Lucy Pennykettle. Gaia was hinted to be a bear named Sunasala, who was the mate of the fighting bear Ragnar. When Lucy is captured and held captive on the Tooth of Ragnar by Gwilanna, Gaia makes an appearance as a polar bear, later transforming into her human form. She has long red hair and pink eyes. Gaia shows the two dragons G'reth and Groyne to Lucy, and lets G'reth take a lock of Lucy's hair, which sends the girl into a safe hibernation for three months, until the fire star rises and the ix all come to earth