Shields were commonplace defense pieces in Tolkien Mythology. They were defense devices used by the vast armies of Sauron, the Goblins of Khazad-dûm, the Uruk hai of Isengard, the Elves and the Men of the West. Most symbols were used on shields such as red eyes, crescent Moons, spiders, snakes, trees, hands, Suns and Horses. Servants of good and evil alike made and used them for use by soldiers mounted on horseback, or on foot. The warriors of both Rohan and Gondor used shields to protect themselves.