May 1

Day 121

Basic Reading: 

    Unfinished Tales: Part Two, IV. The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, The Elessar


Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • Unfinished Tales: Part Two, IV. The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, Appendices


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Arda: Middle-earth, Aman 

    • Middle-earth: Greenwood, Eregion, Lórien, River Anduin, Dol Guldur, Lindon

    • Beleriand: Gondolin, Havens of Sirion, Doriath

  • Timeline: First Age through Third Age 

  • Other: Look up illustrations of the Elessar. Compare it to the Silmarils.


Discussion Questions:

    1. Which version of the Elessar do you prefer - the one returned to Middle-earth by Mithrandir, or the one remade by Celebrimbor?
    2. How does Galadriel’s attitude in the second version compare with what we know of her character?
    3. Why is the Elessar not mentioned in The Silmarillion?