|“||Gale does not like hearing about non-believers and con artists. She herself was once a witch, you see.||”|
Gale was once a mortal witch. According to Hecate, when Gale was still mortal, she had terrible personal hygiene and extreme digestive issues. This, along with her disagreeable personality, prompted the goddess Hecate to turn her into a polecat.
Hazel Levesque first catches a glimpse of Gale during her visit of a ruined temple, along with the goddess Hecate and the Labrador, Hecuba (former queen of Troy). Hazel mistakenly identifies her as a weasel, but she is corrected by the Hecate who tells her she is a polecat. According to the goddess, Gale does not like to hear about con artists and nonbelievers in magic, which intimidates Hazel as she knew the goddess was referring to her mother, Marie Levesque.