Grouping folktale, legends, and myth became a form, even a genre for interconnected stories I told. The more I wondered about the date and characters in the Asian Art Museum galleries, the more I needed a frame, sequence for telling the myths, legends, and folktales as I carved a path from statues of art the better my stories related.
On a stage for one to two, hours most storytellers connect their stories by a frame; the stories might have different characters, time, and settings; a novel uses scenes with the same characters. So I use dragon, tiger, anger, and justice through history in stories to relate as we travel on an ancient time path.
Today, I write the legends, myths, folktales that I told in the segue in a frame.
Let's take the tiger folktales, each folktale is an event building the drama. A simple introduction, a tiger is born. A problem, tiger escapes from a man, roams, and dies. In a twist, the tiger is given life. The drama thickens; the tiger becomes greedy and embarrassed by a rabbit while he is in a pit once out tiger is injured hunting a pheasant. In the climax, the tiger hid in a cave and healed by a woman. With a satisfying ending, the tiger happily dances behind a drummer to a fest. A simple plot with maybe 12 folktales traveling through history with the tiger the character, which builds intrigue while hearing a simple history of Korea and the children did not suspect, either do adults.
Beware, one can enhance, adapt, modify, revision, embroidery, embellish, exaggerate and elaborate traditional tales; they have no copyright. Keep the plot lines; we all know the stories from childhood and enjoy the familiarity.