The Golem (Hebrew: גולם) is a human-revived statue in Jewish mysticism. Such golems are known quite a lot and although the golem most people think of as an animated statue with the appearance of man, it may have another form.
The word golem in Hebrew means incompleteness, imperfection, and this is how this animated being was conceived. She had no thoughts or her own will, usually unable to speak, and only literally fulfilling the orders of her master. Belief in the ability to create a thing comes from the belief that good people have a creative power that is not as powerful as God. The concept of the shem that animated the golems is based on Kabbalah, for according to this doctrine, God's creative action can be repeated using the correct combination of the letters of God's name. Shem was usually a parchment on which the magic words were written.