Nyola was a priestess for an Aztec rain god, and served her deity faithfully. He rewarded her with weather controlling powers, which she used for her own gain. Nyola is an arrogant and self-centered woman.
Originally, Nyola was an enemy of Hawkman and Hawkgirl, tackling the Winged Winders in early 1942 during one of their archealogical visits to Central America. Nyola returned as leader of the first Monster Society of Evil. The evil sorceress invaded the Justice Society of America's New York HQ, fighting Hawkgirl, Hourman, and Sandy. Along with her teammates Ramulus, Dummy, Mister Who and Oom, Nyola was defeated by the Flash and Green Lantern.