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Bows

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* [[Beleg Cúthalion]] who bore [[Belthronding]]
 
* [[Beleg Cúthalion]] who bore [[Belthronding]]
 
* [[Bard I|Bard the Bowman]] who slew the [[Dragon]] [[Smaug]] with his [[Black Arrow]]
 
* [[Bard I|Bard the Bowman]] who slew the [[Dragon]] [[Smaug]] with his [[Black Arrow]]
* [[Legolas of Mirkwood]] a member of the Fellowship
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* [[Legolas of Mirkwood]] a member of the [[Fellowship of the Ring]]
 
* The Men of [[Númenor]] who's hollow steel bows had a fell reputation
 
* The Men of [[Númenor]] who's hollow steel bows had a fell reputation
  
 
[[Category:Weapons]]
 
[[Category:Weapons]]
 
[[Category:Inspirations]]
 
[[Category:Inspirations]]

Revision as of 13:45, 17 March 2007

Bows are a common weapon among J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium.

Inspirations

It is possible Tolkien's fascination with bows came from Red Indian stories:

"Red Indians were better: there were bows and arrows (I had and have a wholly unsatisfied desire to shoot well with a bow)"
On Fairy-stories
"But he [Tolkien] liked Red Indian stories and longed to shoot with a bow and arrow."
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography

Notable wielders of bows