April 3

Day 93

Basic Reading: 

    Unfinished Tales: Part One, I. Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin
    *Read the second eighth of this story today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: III. The Fall of Gondolin

    • The Fall of Gondolin: The Tale of The Fall of Gondolin (This is almost identical to the story in The Book of Lost Tales 2, so you don’t need to read it again if you don’t want to. There are only a few words which are different.)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Mithrim, Dor-lómin, Ered Lómin, Western Shores, Cirith Ninniach, Echoing Mountains, Lammoth, Firth of Drengist

  • Timeline: First Age 495

  • Other: Listen to some 8-string harp music

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did Tuor believe the stream would lead him to the Gate of the Noldor?
    2. What is the “great doom” written on Tuor’s brow?
    3. Was Tuor meant to follow the white birds?


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