April 6

Day 96

Basic Reading: 

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


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 16 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 16 in the Q II version

    • The Fall of Gondolin: The Story Told in the Quenta Noldorinwa (This is a compilation of Chapters 15 and 16 of the Quenta in The Shaping of Middle-Earth - not quite identical, but similar enough that some readers may wish to skip it.)

    
Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Mount Taras, Nevrast, Brithombar, Falas, Ered Wethrin, Nargothrond, Isle of Balar, Lisgardh (Mouths of Sirion), Bay of Balar, Nan-tathren, River Sirion, River Narog

    • Arda: Beleriand, Belegaer, Middle-Earth, Pelóri

  • Timeline: First Age 495


Discussion Questions:

    1. How does Voronwë’s account of history compare with what you have read so far?
    2. How does Voronwë feel about guiding Tuor to Gondolin?
    3. What was the purpose of Voronwë’s voyage?

 
 

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