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Bows were a common weapon in Arda. Though mainly associated with Elves, all peoples, Good and Evil, were known to used them, most notable of them being the Numenoreans, Rohirrim, Orcs and even Hobbits.
- Beleg Cúthalion who bore Belthronding
- Bard the Bowman who slew the Dragon Smaug with his Black Arrow
- Legolas, a member of the Fellowship of the Ring
- The Men of Númenor who's hollow steel bows had a fell reputation
It is possible Tolkien's fascination with bows came from Red Indian stories: