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A mighty bow, made of black yew-wood, that was carried by the most famous archer in [[Tolkien]]'s tales, [[Beleg]] Strongbow of [[Doriath]] (in fact his surname, 'Strongbow', is a reference to [[Belthronding]]). With it, he long defended the borders of King Thingol, and when he left [[Doriath]] in search of his friend [[Túrin]], he took his famous bow with him. [[Beleg]] found [[Túrin]] dwelling in the halls of [[Mîm]] in [[Amon Rûdh]], and together they founded the kingdom of [[Dor-Cúarthol]] - the Land of Bow and Helm - with the 'Bow' of that name being Belthronding.  
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| location=[[Doriath]], [[Taur-nu-Fuin]]
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'''Belthronding''' was a mighty [[Bows|bow]], made of black yew-wood, that was carried by the most mighty archer of the [[First Age]], [[Beleg]] Strongbow of [[Doriath]]. To it he owed his own epithet, 'Strongbow'.  
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With it, he long defended the borders of King [[Thingol]], and when he left [[Doriath]] in search of his friend [[Túrin]], he took it with him. When he found him, together, from the halls of [[Mîm]] in [[Amon Rûdh]], they founded the realm of [[Dor-Cúarthol]] - the Land of Bow and Helm - with him being the 'Bow'.  
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[[Dor-Cúarthol]] was a short-lived realm: its leaders were betrayed to the [[Orcs]], and [[Beleg]] was left for dead while [[Túrin]] was taken captive. Recovering, Beleg set out into the north to rescue his friend. He succeeded, but in a tragic turn of fate [[Túrin]] mistook him for a foe, and slew him. Overcome with grief, [[Túrin]] dug a grave for Beleg's body, and he buried Belthronding the famous bow beside its late master.  
  
When the pair were betrayed to the [[Orcs]], Beleg went to free his friend, but in a tragic turn of fate Túrin mistook him for a foe, and slew him. Overcome with grief, Túrin dug a grave for Beleg's body, and he buried Belthronding beside its late owner.<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref>
 
==See also==
 
*[[Dailir]]
 
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