Golems are artificial beings and originate from Jewish folklore. They are usually overlarge "men" created from clay, and animated by placing holy words in the mouth on slips of paper or written on the creature itself. The Golem will be deactivated when the paper is removed or the words altered. Golems generally serve as protectors of communities, but may also be created as personal servants or for specific missions. They have very low intelligence and a tendency to run wild.