Countdown to Halloween: The mythical creatures of Europe – The Golem

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For Euronews Culture’s countdown to Halloween, we’ve been giving readers brave enough a daily horror short film, as well as taking a look at some of the lesser-known mythical creatures of Europe. Today is the turn of Czechia and the Golem. Origin of the Golem: The power of wordsThe figure of the Golem originates from Jewish folklore. It is an animated anthropomorphic being created from inanimate matter – usually dust, clay or mud. The monster is brought to life by ritual incantations and a sequence of Hebrew letters. The first practical instructions on creating a Golem can be found in the myst…

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