golem golem  /ˈɡoʊ ləm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means
  2. (n) a mechanism that can move automatically

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The former is a lawyer in New York's department of receipts and disbursements; the latter a female golem, an artificial being that Puttermesser fashioned from potting soil.
  2. Director Ulrich Edel hews to a semidocumentary style, but his message is out of the classic German monster movies: There is a golem inside us all, and its name is apathy.
  3. In 16th century Prague, too, the devout Rabbi Judah Loew was reported to have created out of clay a giant robot known as a golem.

News

  • Nordic Games acquires two Atari intellectual properties

    Nordic Games announced this morning it has obtained the intellectual property rights to Desperados and Silver . Both IPs were purchased from the latest crusty incarnation of Atari , a shriveled golem given life by licensing, currently chopping off its limbs and selling itself in pieces . Desperados was a Wild West stealth tactics game that had two installments in 2001 and 2006, both developed by ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Joystiq

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Quotes

  1. "He's the Golem, the automaton that the mystics animated with magic spells," Cohen writes. "He's the man prophesized in the Zohar, come to finish the unfinished work of Saul and wipe out Amalek."
    on Sep 23, 2009 By: Richard I. Cohen Source: Ha'aretz

  2. Whyte says that "in the dimension of vision, 'Golem 13' deals with the melding of kabbalist mysticism with the most advanced technology. The development of artificial intelligence establishes new horizons that not long ago were considered imaginary....
    on Jun 28, 2009 By: White Source: Ha'aretz

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