The Silmarillion: Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor
*Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.
The Lost Road: Part One, Section III. The Lost Road, (i) The opening chapters
Timeline: Second Age 1869 - 3261
Other: Watch this video, “Maps of Middle-earth: The Second Age | Tolkien Explained,” by Nerd of the Rings on YouTube.
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?