February 13

Day 44

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 2: The Battle of Unnumbered Tears
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Read the second section, ending with “all that land was dark and little kindly.”

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Anfauglith, Angband, Nargothrond, Thangorodrim, Belegost, Brethil, Ered Wethrin, Gondolin, River Sirion, Fen of Serech, Dor-lómin, Rivil, Hithlum

  • Timeline: First Age 472

  • Other: Watch Darth Gandalf’s 16-minute YouTube video, which gives an excellent visual representation of this battle: “War in Middle-earth - The Battle of Unnumbered Tears.”

Discussion Questions:    

    1. Are the names Ecthelion and Glorfindel familiar to you? If so, in what context?
    2. Do you suppose Morwen knew Húrin was alive?
    3. How might Turgon bring ruin to Morgoth?


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