April 25

Day 115

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor
    *Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Expanded Story:

    • The Lost Road: Part One, Section III. The Lost Road, (i) The opening chapters

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Arda: Aman, Númenor, Middle-earth, Eressëa, Avallónë

    • Númenor: Meneltarma, Andúnië, Oromet

    • Middle-earth: Pelargir, River Anduin, Mordor, Barad-dûr, Eriador

  • Timeline: Second Age 1869 - 3261 

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did the Númenóreans begin to mistrust the Valar and the Eldar?
    2. How did Sauron begin to influence the Númenóreans?
    3. Why weren’t Tar-Palantir’s efforts enough to appease the Valar?


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