April 14

Day 104

Basic Reading: 

    The Return of the King: Appendix A, opening section and Part I. The Númenorean Kings, (i) Númenor

Supplementary Reading:

  • Expanded Story/Background:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: VI. The History of Eriol or Aelfwine and the End of the Tales

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Middle-earth: Grey Havens, Annúminas, Osgiliath, Minas Ithil, Minas Anor, Mordor, Orodruin, Gondor

    • Beleriand: Thangorodrim, Doriath, Gondolin

    • Arda: Middle-Earth, Valinor, Númenor, Eressëa, Umbar, Aman

    • Númenor: Meneltarma

  • Timeline: Years of the Trees 1450 - Second Age 3441 

  • Character Cards: Ar-Pharazôn

  • Other: Look up illustrations of the Meneltarma

Discussion Questions:

    1. At what point was Númenor doomed?
    2. Why did the Númenoreans begin to trust Sauron?
    3. Why did Sauron hate Elendil?