Barrow-wights

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   Evil spirits dwelling in the burial-mounds on the Barrow-downs.
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   Evil spirits out of Angmar.
   Evil spirits sent to dwell in the Barrow-downs by the Witch-king of Angmar during his wars with the remnant of Arnor, and who remained there long after the realm of Angmar itself had vanished from the world.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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