April 15

Day 105

Basic Reading: 

    Unfinished Tales: Part Two, II. Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife
    *This story will be read over the course of eight days, so read about one eighth of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • Unfinished Tales: Introduction, Part Two, II. Aldarion and Erendis

    • The Lost Road: Part One, Section I. The Early History of the Legend

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: Gondor, Arnor, Mithlond, Eriador, Lindon, Baranduin, Gwathló, Angren, Bay of Belfalas, Amroth, Vinyalondë

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

    • Númenor: Andúnië, Forostar, Armenelos, Rómenna, Meneltarma, Tol Uinen, Eämbar, Gwathir

  • Character Cards: Erendis

  • Timeline: Second Age 725 - 800

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did Meneldur feel uncomfortable about Aldarion’s first voyage to Middle-earth?
    2. Was it wrong of Aldarion to spend so much time away from Númenor?
    3. Do you think Aldarion was really of two minds?


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