Belthronding is also known as Balthronding in
Belthronding was the bow of Beleg Cuthalion
(Strongbow). It was made of black yew wood and could only be used
by Beleg. It was buried alongside Beleg by Turin and Gwindor.
laid Beleg in a shallow grave,
and placed beside him Belthronding his great bow, that was made of
Only Beleg was strong enough to use Belthronding as
it was made of black yew wood, a very strong wood, and it would have
had tremendous power.
the hunter Beleg of the hidden
people, whose father was the forest and the fells his home; to
bend whose bow, Balthronding named, that the black yewtree once bore of
yore had none the might;..."
The Silmarillion, chapter 21 "Of Turin
The Lays of Beleriand, "The Lay of the
Hurin" lines 771-775