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The Golem of Jewish Folklore


Golem miniatureIn Jewish folklore, a golem (גולם, sometimes, as in Yiddish, pronounced goilem) is an animated being created entirely from inanimate matter. In modern Hebrew the word golem literally means "cocoon", but can also mean "fool", "silly", or even "stupid". The name appears to derive from the word gelem (גלם), which means "raw material".

The creatures are said to be controlled by an eye that is placed in the forehead. The controller uses a globe, mirror, or bowl of water to control it. A scroll with runes on it is placed in the creature to bring it to life. After a Golem is destroyed, the scroll being removed, it will return to its master. As the Golem proceeds to its master, with little power left to sustain it, it starts to fall apart. If the distance is short between the master and Golem at the time of the scrolls removal this can sometimes be a problem for the master if they were using the Golem for felony against their people.



The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon had a golem which you had to fight a few times. He was made out of molten rock and rubble.







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Anonymous supernatural 0 Apr 27 2013, 6:10 AM EDT by Anonymous
 
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totally winchester things, this thing had been in supernatural once in season 8. what was the episode? i think its "every body hate hitler" check that out.
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Anonymous Help? 0 Apr 11 2013, 8:31 PM EDT by Anonymous
 
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Can we get a proper view of what the scroll should look like? my spaghetti golem is on a rampage.
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Anonymous Earth-Men 2 Feb 26 2013, 2:37 PM EST by Anonymous
 
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Sorcerers aren't real, therefore, golems aren't. Golems are just enchanted chunks of clay. Anyone who dares object will be somehow proven wrong.
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