Agreed. If I remember correctly, the Ananasi also put forth the belief that Gaia is created by (and therefore not above) the Triat. I love the ambiguity.

Anyway, as a more general response to the thread: That Gaia as well as the Triat are not personified directly in a way that's meaningful to the changing breeds is awesome. To me, it's more like these things are the foundation concepts that make up existence rather than a thing with a specific, embodied mind (spirit or otherwise--I'm using "embodied" lightly here, 'cause it's hard for me to find the words to put a nebulous...