While technically alive, magnagogs have little in the way of personality and are driven via telepathic command.
Most folk would call an argillomatus a clay golem. They would be wrong.
A certain tribe in a valley believes that the soul remains trapped in the body after death and is aware of it. So they treat their dead as if they are alive, talking to them and keeping them at home. They are used to the stink and for some reason are also immune to the diseases that this practise causes but outsiders are not so lucky.