Belthronding/ Balthronding

by Finrod-(V)
Jan. 18, 2004
Objects > Weapons > Bows > Belthronding/Balthronding

    Belthronding is also known as Balthronding in earlier writings.
    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.
    "...they laid Beleg in a shallow grave, and placed beside him Belthronding his great bow, that was made of black yew-wood."
    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.
    "...even 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 Turambar".
    The Lays of Beleriand, "The Lay of the Children of Hurin" lines 771-775