What Makes a Culture a Culture?

Last modified by Sintax on 2020/06/22 22:19

Culture

A collection of beliefs, values, and traditions that belong to a group of people and are passed from one generation to the next.

Beliefs

Beliefs are the ideas that people of a certain culture hold in regards to truth.  They lead to the formation of values and are the answers to what questions such as: "Where did we come from?"  "Who are we?" and "Where are we going?"  They describe what is.

For example, people who follow the Path of Dawn believe that Undavayne _____.

Realms of belief:
  • Faith
  • Religion

Values

Values are the tenets that people form from beliefs and that help create traditions.  They dictate what should be.  Values involve morality, law, and rules that are followed by a culture.

For example, people who follow the Path of Dawn value _____.  Thus, their societal norms dictate that they should _____.

Realms of values:
  • Morality
  • Ethics
  • Laws
  • Rules

Traditions

Built on beliefs and values, traditions are a culture's characteristic practices.  They are the outward expression of a culture's beliefs and values, and thus are what most people associate with culture.  Traditions include events, rituals, music styles, and customs.

For example, people who follow the Path of Dawn have _____.

Realms of tradition:
  • Events
  • Ceremonies
  • Rituals
  • Music
  • Customs
  • Food
  • Lore
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