The Wood Golem, also known as the Golem and the WoodGol, is an enemy from Final Fantasy II. They are sturdy monsters with high Attack and Defense stats, who normally appear in groups of two. If the player does not have a strong Fire spell (level 9 or higher works wonders), they can be a nightmare. One Wood Golem helps defend the Emperor on the seventh floor of the Cyclone.
[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.