Gayle is the daughter of Aeolus, the god of wind. For most of her life she was unaware of this. She was raised by Eileen Ashlin an unassuming hospital nurse who emigrated from Greece and spent most of her days in Canmore, Alberta. Gayle had a normal childhood, but never quite fit in with the other children. She preferred to be alone, was drawn to the mountains around Canmore and loved the outdoors no matter the weather.
As a teen she was angry and a storm brewed outside. Walking away from her mother in a fit, the storm seemed to grow along with Gayles anger. As she screamed in frustration she was struck by a bolt of lightning. Surprisingly, it had no effect on her. She never knew who her father was and on this day her mother was forced to explain.