The term "folklore" was first coined by William J. Thoms in 1846. The term folklore is generally used to refer to the traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people which have beem disseminated in an informal manner usually via word of mouth. The term folklore may also be used to define the comparative study of folk knowledge and culture. All over the world there are extraordinary stories - stories that once upon a time were believed but now they seem like fairy tales. Once upon a time there was the small snail. One day the snail decided to travel. Upon a log he drifted down many a day's journey, till the river, subsiding, left him and his log upon the banks of the River of Fish. It grew in size and stature, and his form experienced a new change, till at length what was once a snail creeping on the earth ripened into man, erect, tall, and stately. One day he met a Great Spirit… What happened next? Read the story to know it!