April 26

Day 116

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor
    *Read the third fourth of this story today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Expanded Story:

    • The Peoples of Middle-Earth: Part Four, Section XVII. Tal-Elmar

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Character Cards: Elendil, Isildur, Anárion

  • Timeline: Second Age 3261 - 3310 

  • Other: Look up illustrations of Sauron in Númenor. Tolkien doesn’t provide any information about his physical appearance except he was fair.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why was Sauron tolerated in Númenor?
    2. Why did Isildur take the fruit from Nimloth?
    3. Why didn’t the Númenóreans recognize their own decline?


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