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Galka are a race of ursine humanoids.
In the creation of Vana'diel, the gods' children and ancients tried to gain access to Paradise. The gatekeeper rejected these children and obliterated their entire civilization. The goddess, Altana, having awaken from her sleep. Her tears caused five race to be born the Elvaan, Galka, Humans, Mithra and Tarutaru. The twilight god then struck a curse on these races after seeing what Altana did. This brought out these races darkest emotions. The Galka received rage as their curse.
Galka are all male; their numbers are maintained through a form of reincarnation. It is told that "When a Galka senses his death, he sets out on a journey to climb a high mountain and await his final moments. There, guided by a magnificent light, he gains a new body, and with that body climbs down from the mountain. However no one has ever seen this miracle take place. It may just be simple folklore. All we Galka see is one of our brothers setting off on a journey. Then, less than a year later, a new Galka child arrives in our camps." (Zeid)
It is not widely known what method, if any, the Galkan race has for dealing with decreases in number due to violent death or illness. It may be that reincarnation comes for all Galka souls, and the pilgrimage is only the means by which the willing face head on, their end and new beginning.