Gold Golem is a Soul of Rebirth enemy in Final Fantasy II. They are among the stronger enemies fought in Arubboth, boasting extremely high defenses. It is best to avoid using physical attacks and attack it using high level magic, preferably spells of level 8 or higher although it is weak to Lightning elemental attacks. They tend to either travel alone; in groups of two; or with two Chaos Riders, making them even more dangerous.
[view·edit·purge]In Jewish and Medieval folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being, magically created entirely from inanimate matter. The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material (usually out of stone and clay) in Psalms and medieval writing. Adam, the first man created by God in the Holy Bible, was a golem since he was created from dust and sand. Having a golem servant was seen as the ultimate symbol of wisdom and holiness, with stories of prominent Rabbis owning golems throughout the middle ages. In modern times, the word golem, sometimes pronounced goilem in Yiddish, has come to mean one who is slow, clumsy, and generally dimwitted.
These new species of Golem could have been inspired by the Gold Golems (appearing in the Final Fantasy series by the name of Golden Brickman), from Final Fantasy's kin series, Dragon Quest. Just like The Gold Golems from that series, this monster also drops enormous amounts of money when beaten.