there is another story about the golem.
in this story, the golem was created by the gaon r. eliyahu ba'al shem. it was made of matter (golem) and form (tzurah) from the book of creation (sefer yetzirah). but the gaon saw the golem was growing larger and larger and he feared that it would it grow so large as to destroy the universe. so the gaon removed the holy word and the golem crumbled to dust, but not before it scarred the gaon.
i found a compass in my desk drawer today.
i have never owned a compass.
it is here.