The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 20: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad
*Read the second third of this chapter today.
The Lost Road: Appendix: I. The Genealogies, II. The List of Names, and III. The Second ‘Silmarillion’ Map
The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Year 172 (including corresponding Commentary)
The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Year 272
The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 472 (including corresponding Commentary)
Beleriand: River Sirion, Eithel Sirion, Rivil, Fen of Serech, Nargothrond, Angband, Hithlum, Anfauglith, Thangorodrim, Brethil, Ered Wethrin, Gondolin, Pass of Sirion, Mount Dolmed, Belegost
Character Cards: Gwindor
Timeline: First Age 472
Other: Look up some illustrations of the battle-masks of the Naugrim. Consider what makes such a mask effective for intimidating foes, and what makes it effective in deflecting dragon-fire.
1. What is Morgoth afraid of?
2. Did the sons of Fëanor behave honorably during the battle?
3. What was the white flame that sprang from Fingon’s helmet?