January 13

Day 13

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 8: Of the Darkening of Valinor

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 1: VI. The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section II. The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’ Chapter 4 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 4 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VI. The Earliest Annals of Valinor, VY 2990-1 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section II. The Later Annals of Valinor, VY 2990 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section VI. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 4: Of the Silmarils and the Darkening of Valinor

    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Two: The Annals of Aman, Fourth section of the Annals of Aman, YT 1492 - 1495 (complete the Fourth section)

    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Three, (II) The Second Phase, Of the Darkening of Valinor     

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Valinor: Bay of Eldamar, Pelóri, Avathar, Hyarmentir, Taniquetil, Valmar, Tirion, Formenos, Ezellohar

    • Beleriand: Utumno

  • Character Cards: Ungoliant

  • Timeline: Year of the Trees 1495

  • Other: Look up illustrations of Ungoliant.

Discussion Questions:

    1. How can you hunger for something and yet hate it? What effect does that conflict have on a person?
    2. What is the difference between Darkness and Unlight?
    3. Was Fingolfin’s forgiveness of Fëanor authentic? Was it wise?

 
 
 

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