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'''Belthronding''' ('Mighty Hall' [[thrond]] = hall) was a mighty [[Bows|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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[[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.  
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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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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>
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*[[Dailir]]
 
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Latest revision as of 08:53, 11 May 2015

Alan Lee - The Land of Bow and Helm.jpg
Belthronding
LocationDoriath, Taur-nu-Fuin
Owned byBeleg
MakerUnknown
AppearanceBow made of black yew-wood

Belthronding was a mighty 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'.

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'.

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.[1]

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Weapons of Middle-earth
Aeglos · Andúril · Anglachel · Angrist · Anguirel · Aranrúth · Belthronding · Black Arrow · Bow of Bregor · Daggers of Westernesse · Dagmor · Dailir · Dramborleg · Durin's Axe · Glamdring · Grond · Gúthwinë · Gurthang · Herugrim · Morgul-knife · Narsil · Orcrist · Red Arrow · Ringil · Sting

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"