The Mythril Golem is an enemy in the Dawn of Souls and succeeding versions of the original Final Fantasy, meant to resemble the adamant Final Fantasy II species. It is an extremely rare enemy, only found in the deepest levels (B31–B39) of the Whisperwind Cove in the levels resembling the Flying Fortress. It is a dangerous enemy with high Defense and Magic Defense stats, and packs quite a powerful physical attack. It resists all elements, therefore, non-elemental spells, such as Flare, are recommended.
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mithril" is a metal found in many fantasy worlds. It was originally introduced by the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, being present in his Middle-earth. It resembles silver but is stronger than steel, and much lighter in weight than either. The author first wrote of it in The Lord of the Rings, and it is retrospectively mentioned in the third, revised edition of The Hobbit in 1966. In the first 1937 edition, the mail shirt given to Bilbo is described as being made of "silvered steel". The name mithril comes from two words in Sindarin—mith, meaning "grey" or "mist", and ril meaning "glitter".The word "mythril" or "
golem is an animated anthropomorphic being, magically created 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.In Jewish and medieval folklore, a