February 11

Day 42

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 1: The Childhood of Túrin
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:                

    • Unfinished Tales: Part One, II. Narn I Hîn Húrin: The Childhood of Túrin

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Brethil, Gondolin, Doriath, Dor-lómin

  • Timeline: First Age 472

  • Other: Look up the heraldry of the armies of Beleriand. Note the similarities and differences, especially between Elves and Men. Do you recognize any of the symbolism?

Discussion Questions:

    1. What do you think of Túrin’s gift?
    2. To what was Morwen referring when she promised to guard “what shall be”?
    3. What might have been Túrin’s mood as he watched his father ride away to battle?


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