April 2

Day 92

Basic Reading: 

    Unfinished Tales: Part One, I. Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin
    *This story will be read over the course of eight days, so read about one eighth of it today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Fall of Gondolin: Preface

    • The Fall of Gondolin: Prologue

    • Unfinished Tales: Introduction, Part One, I. Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section II. The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’ Chapter 15 

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 15 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 15 in the Q II version


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Dor-lómin, Lake Mithrim, Haudh-en-Ndengin, Anfauglith, Hithlum, Angband, Androth, Mouths of Sirion, Ered Lómin

  • Timeline: First Age 472 - 495


Discussion Questions:

    1. How does Tuor’s childhood compare with that of his cousin, Túrin?
    2. Was Annael a wise leader?
    3. Why was Tuor’s heart stirred at the mention of the Hidden Kingdom?

 
 
 

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