Gozava was a Green Martian woman in the retinue of the JeddakTal Hajus of Thark. A gentle, kindly young woman, she disliked the cold nature of the other Greens and spent much of her time in the wilderness. It was there that she met Tars Tarkas, then a minor officer charged with the care of the zitidars and thoats. They fell in love and had a daughter. However, Tars Tarkas was sent southwards to fight against the tribes there and despoil them of their furs, and thus was not there to see his daughter hatch. After the daughter, Sola, was born, Gozava's affair was discovered and she was forced to hide the young girl among a group of other young Tharks. Gozava was captured by Sarkoja, and brought before Tal Hajus, who had her tortured in hopes of finding out which of his warriors had violated the traditions of the Tharks. Gozava never named Tars Tarkas, and eventually died from the injuries sustained during her torture.