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Dates
Established early I 489; destroyed in the autumn of the same year
Location
The lands around the Bald Hill of Amon Rûdh, southward of the Forest of Brethil
Origins
The outlaws of Túrin's Gaurwaith were joined by the Elf Beleg, and many Men dispossessed by the raids of Orcs out of the North
Race
Primarily Men, but also one Elf, occupying the home of the Petty-dwarf Mîm
Division
Túrin was of the Edain, as were many of his followers
Family
Túrin descended from the House of Hador
Settlements
The chief settlement was at the House of Ransom, Bar-en-Danwedh, on the Bald Hill, with camps at Bar-erib and Methed-en-glad
Important peaks
Amon Rûdh, the Bald Hill, lay at the heart of the land
Meaning
The 'Bow and Helm' of the title refers to the land's Two Captains: Beleg Strongbow (who carried the great bow Belthronding) and Túrin Turambar (bearer of the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin)
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Land of Bow and Helm

The land of the Two Captains

Map of the Land of Bow and Helm
Map of the Land of Bow and Helm (slightly conjectural)
Map of the Land of Bow and Helm (slightly conjectural)

The short-lived land to the south of Brethil, whose Men were commanded by Túrin Turambar and Beleg Strongbow. Known in Elvish as Dor-Cúarthol.


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  • Updated 30 September 2022
  • Updates planned: 1

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