Welcome to World Building Library: Stories of Tibet
. The following article is a collection of Tibetan folklore. Folklore is a socially created story with no single author, embodying the social structure, mores, and practices of a culture. They are orally transmitted, passed from generation to generation, used to teach and reinforce the values and practices of a given culture.
In Tibetan folklore, there are reflections of many influences. There are the virtues upheld in Buddhism: kindness, faithfulness, appreciation, contentment, humbleness, and a giving heart. There are the virtues inherited through interaction with their neighbors and the harsh environment of Tibet: ingenuity, resourcefulness, and cleverness. And finally, there is a fatalism underlying it all, yet Tibetan folklore seems to say, “Be a happy, hopeful fatalist.”
We hope you enjoy these stories and find use for them in the complex environment that is your game table.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 31 January, 2007.