Gaia, Gæa, or Gaea is the mother earth goddess from Greek Mythology. She birthed the Titans and the other gods and was born from the primordial being, Chaos. She had also conceived the Cyclops and the Hecatonchires with Uranus, who later shunned them and hid them in Tartarus, rejoicing in his evil doing. She later birthed Echidna and Typhon.
Gaia often symbolizes power, chaos and triumph of one individual. The term Gaia is also associated with a recurring Cult throughout the series, namely the Ring of Gaea, and is also associated with the 'Chaos' alignment. While Gaia holds connotations towards nature, creation from chaos, and the earth, along with freedom and worldliness, there are just as many sinister aspects to Gaia in this regard. Gaia's evils include perversion, excess, corruption, depravity, and savagery; just as Gaia represents the earth which all life walks and thrives upon, it also includes the harsh conclusion that all must return to its depths, and that not all it breeds is benevolent.
Gaia is a thief found in the Mazurka Corridor who stole the Silver Relief and is attempting to kill Hecate, the ruler of the area. When Nakajima finds him, Gaia demands that he gives him all of his Macca if he wants the Silver Relief. Once Nakajima pays the thief, he hands over the treasure and runs off.
The Gaia demon can be found as a rare encounter in the deepest area of the Abandoned Factory. After being defeated, Gaia drops the Cradle of Creation Material Card, allowing the player to summon her as a Persona in the Velvet Room. Upon being defeated once, the demon form of Gaia can't be encountered again.