April 11

Day 101

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 24: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section II. The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’ Chapter 17 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 17 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 17 in the Q II version

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Years 208 - 240 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: V. The Tale of Eärendil

    • The Lays of Beleriand: II. Poems Early Abandoned, (ii) Fragment of an alliterative Lay of Eärendil

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Year 308 - 340 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • Beren and Lúthien: “Beren and Lúthien” The Morning and Evening Star

    
Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Mouths of Sirion, Isle of Balar, Brithombar, Eglarest, Nimbrethil, Doriath, Gondolin

    • Arda: Middle-Earth, Valinor, Beleriand

    • Valinor: Enchanted Isles, Shadowy Seas, Tol Eressëa, Bay of Eldamar, Aman, Calacirya, Taniquetil, Tirion, Valimar, Túna, Alqualondë

  • Character Cards: Elrond, Elros

  • Timeline: First Age 532 - 542

  • Other: Look up illustrations of Eärendil sailing through the sky in Vingilot with the Silmaril on his brow.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did Ulmo help Elwing?
    2. Was it right of Maglor to keep Elros and Elrond?
    3. What do you make of Eönwë’s greeting?