January 14

Day 14

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 9: Of the Flight of the Noldor
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 1: VII. The Flight of the Noldoli

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section II. The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’ Chapter 5 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 5 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VI. The Earliest Annals of Valinor, VY 2991 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lays of Beleriand: II. Poems Early Abandoned, (i) The Flight of the Noldoli

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section II. The Later Annals of Valinor, VY 2990-3000 - VY 2991 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Two: The Annals of Aman, Fifth section of the Annals of Aman, paragraphs 117 - 136

    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Three, (II) The Second Phase, The Later Development of Chapter 7 (Including “Of the Rape of the Silmarils” and “Of the Thieves’ Quarrel”

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Valinor: Ezellohar, Formenos, Pelóri, Avathar, Araman, Oiomúrë,  Tirion, Calacirya, Túna, Taniquetil

    • Arda: Great Sea, Helcaraxë, Beleriand, Cuiviénen

    • Beleriand: Firth of Drengist, Angband, Lammoth, Hithlum, Ered Gorgoroth, Nan Dungortheb, Thangorodrim

  • Timeline: Years of the Trees 1496

Discussion Questions:

    1. What might have happened differently if Fëanor had agreed to give the Silmarils to Yavanna?
    2. Ungoliant is the ancestor of Shelob. What traits did she pass down to her descendants?
    3. What is your response to the oath of Fëanor and his sons? Were they justified?


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