Tibet is a land of mystery and mysticism that has for centuries hidden itself from the outside world. Tibetan folktales are steeped in mystical imagery and give the fertile imagination plenty of scope to work and for this reason they have always attracted a vast audience. They are handed down from father to son, from mother to daughter, and though often filled with their superstitious beliefs, through them all run a vein of humor and the teachings of a moral truth which is quite unexpected. Whether you are old or young, the stories in Tibetan Folk Tales will fascinate and entertain you time and time again. Tibetan folktales have deep meanings that may not be immediately understood and you can ponder over each tale and discover deeper and hidden meanings under the surface. A tree of life is a common motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. It alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet and serves as a metaphor for common descent in the evolutionary sense.