From the Characters page:

"The White Faced Bear – A giant talking bear. He lives in the woods and appears surrounded by pools of light, heralded by a vast network of wolf spiders. Presumed to be a being of great power, other monsters shrink away from him. He often communicates with Eliza, though he did not tell her that he was shrouding Clifford from detection. His reasons for protecting Clifford are unknown.

Origin of legend: Aleutian"