March 2

Day 61

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 8: The Land of Bow and Helm
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Commentary section 3: Miscellaneous Matters, (iv) The influence of the Valar

  • Prior Versions:

    • Unfinished Tales: Part One, II. Narn I Hîn Húrin: Appendix - read up to the paragraph beginning “Andróg appears again”

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Sirion, Gondolin, Doriath, Nargothrond, Nimbrethil, Arvernien, Mouths of Sirion, Pass of Anach, Dimbar, Tol Sirion, River Malduin, Brethil, Crossings of Teiglin, Guarded Plain, Amon Rûdh, River Narog

  • Timeline: First Age 489

Discussion Questions:

    1. Was Melkor more powerful before he became Morgoth? What did he lose by embracing his evil plans?
    2. Does Túrin have a long-term plan for the army he is building?
    3. What will come from the hatred of Mîm towards Beleg?