January 16

Day 16

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 10: Of the Sindar
    
Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section V. The Lhammas, Chapters 6 - 7 (including Commentary)

  • Prior Versions:

    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Four: Myths Transformed, Opening section and Texts I - IV

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, VY 1200 - 1495 (including corresponding Commentary)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Beleriand: Blue Mountains, River Gelion, Neldoreth, Belegost, Nogrod, Mount Dolmed, Khazad-dûm, Mountains of Mist, Eriador, River Ascar, Sarn Athrad, River Esgalduin, Region, Menegroth, Lórien, Ered Nimrais, Ossiriand, Ered Gorgoroth, Angband, River Celon, River Sirion, River Narog, Eglarest, Amon Ereb, Falas, Firth of Drengist, Losgar

    • Note that by the Third Age, when “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” take place, all of Beleriand was under water. If you look at a map of Middle-Earth, you will see that Ered Luin forms the western border of Eriador. You can locate Moria (Khazad-dûm) in the Misty Mountains, which will be off the eastern edge of a map of Beleriand.

  • Character Cards: Lúthien

  • Timeline: Years of the Trees 1165 - 1496

Discussion Questions:

    1. Did Thingol prepare adequately for the threat of Morgoth? What would you have done?
    2. What do you think of the strength of the primarily economic alliance between the Elves and the Dwarves? Will it hold?
    3. What will be the impact of the arrival of Fëanor?

 
 
 

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