The Tolkien Monster Encyclopedia
by Calle Mattsson
This page is devoted to all the monsters and races belonging to darkness.
Here you will find Orcs, Goblins, Balrogs and many more fearsome creatures.

The Wainriders were a people from Rhûn who used horse chariots when they faught. They attacked Gondor twice. The first time they managed to take over Rhovanion and held on to it for almost fourty years. The second time they allied with the people of Haradrim but they were destroyed and the wainriders disappeared from the history of Middle Earth.
The people of Gondor called the wainriders Balchoth. "Balc" means dreadful, frightful and "hoth" means horde.