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Synonyms for golem

(Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means

a mechanism that can move automatically

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46) Only after his disputes with Byron's personal doctor, John Polidori, whom Ackroyd, for the sake of the plot, transforms into a Jewish cabbalist believing in the ancient legend of the Golem, does Frankenstein admit the significance of the spiritual aspects of human existence.
The golem first appears in late twelfth-century Jewish commentary on the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Life), a Cabalistic text, though the roots of the idea that a human could create living things by ritualistic magic may go back much further.
The most famous of the Golem stories comes out of Medieval Prague where Rabbi Loew contended with the paradox of human existence as driven by human desire to control life on the one hand and God's absolute power over life, "from dust to dust," on the other.
A true comic masterpiece with undertones of pathos, Rosenberg's Golem is also fertile ground for Hollywood or the Broadway stage.
The fictional Maharal of the Golem is a complex figure, and his character incorporates multiple themes.
Gross asks, why is this goleta (Heine's) different from all other golems (including Lewisohn's)?
In a small town called Capo Bronco on the outskirts of Filgaia, two youths, Dean Stark and Rebecca Streisand, witness an unbelievable event -- the giant arm of a golem somehow falling from the sky.
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Connah's Quay AC,Lloyds Meadow,Top Pool,Mon,Dec 29 1,Steve Norman, 28-12-0; 2,Dave Golem,15-15-0; 3,Andy Amos, 15-13-0.
our passionate fingers feel a new Golem in the clay.
Thom Fogarty, as a bewitched and bewitching golem figure, clomped about with a coiled spring attached to one shoe (about to spring up to heaven?
Theory and related research surrounding the consequences of negative Pygmalion effects -- also known as Golem effects -- is even more provocative given the implications that a supervisor's low expectations, made apparent through his or her behavior, can negatively affect subordinates' performance.
In his following book, Three Month Fever, a serial-killing gay golem (Andrew Cunanan) reveals the twisted machinations of his mind.
In Intelligence, there is a brilliant scene in which a robot named Golem winds down one corridor and over to another, while a video monitor installed on its "head" has a commentary ruminating about the differences between human and mechanical thought: we have common sense, for example.
For Demetz, Prague is not so much "magic Prague," the city of Cabalists, Lurianic mystics, and the ubiquitous Golem, but instead a city of rationalists.