Gorn was a member of Norg's clan, which hosted the Clan Gathering that Ayla attended. He was the son of Norg's second-in-command.
Gorn was described as the largest man at the Clan Gathering. His raw strength led him to victory in the club competition, and he placed second in the wrestling and spear-run competitions.
In recognition of his bravery, Gorn was selected as one of the three hunters who were chosen for special honors during the Bear Ceremony. The cave bear killed Gorn by snapping his spine. The Clan believed that it was an honor to be chosen by Ursus to accompany him to the spirit world and vouch for the Clan. As a result, the Feast of Ursus was held partly in Gorn's honor.