April 21

Day 111

Basic Reading: 

    Unfinished Tales: Part Two, II. Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife
    *Read the seventh eighth of this story today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • Sauron Defeated: Part Three, Section (iii) - The second text of The Drowning of Anadûnê

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Arda: Númenor, Middle-Earth

    • Númenor: Armenelos, Hyarastorni, Emerië

    • Middle-earth: Mithlond, River Gwathló, Tharbad, Eregion, Vinyalondë, Enedwaith

  • Timeline: Second Age 883

Discussion Questions:

    1. Did Meneldur make the right decision in passing the scepter to Aldarion?
    2. How might Ancalimë’s upbringing affect her temperament?
    3. Was Gil-galad’s trust in Aldarion misplaced?


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