The Snow Lion, a mythical creature of Tibetan lore, is the national symbol of Tibet. The Snow Lion resides in the East and represents unconditional cheerfulness, a mind free of doubt, clear and precise. Two Snow Lions appear on the national flag of Tibet. Fearless and valiant, the Snow Lions represent complete victory over all obstacles. They are a symbol of Tibetan culture and heritage, and represent the vitality of Tibetans.