April 24

Day 114

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor
    *This chapter will be read over the course of four days, so read about one fourth of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section V. The Ambarkanta

    • Sauron Defeated: Part Three, Section (vi) - Lowdham’s Report on the Adunaic Language

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Arda: Beleriand, Valinor, Thangorodrim, Middle-earth, Eressëa, Avallónë, Aman

    • Númenor: Andúnië, Meneltarma, Armenelos

  • Timeline: First Age 1 - Second Age 1869

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why is Númenor shaped like a star?
    2. Was it good for the Eldar to maintain such close friendship with the Númenóreans? Why or why not?
    3. Why did the Valar favor the Númenóreans?