The White Bow of Legolas

by Varda-(Valar)
updated Dec. 27, 2005; Jan. 4, 2006

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    This bow was a gift from Galadriel of Lothlorien, to help the Fellowship's quest. It was a white warbow larger than the Mirkwood bow, strung with the hair of elf-ladies.
     Legolas used it when he shot and killed the fell beast of the Winged Messenger (Nazgul) as it flew in the dark lit only by stars, breaking up communication between Saruman and Sauron for a while. It was used to kill many Orcs and evil Men. This was the bow used from Lothlorien on, including Helm's Deep, Paths of the Dead, Corsairs of Umbar, and Pelennor Fields. It was also used to hunt food.

Reference: Lord of the Rings