January 10

Day 10

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 5: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section V. The Lhammas, Chapters 2 and 3 (including corresponding Commentary)

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 1: V. The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section II. The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’ Chapter 3 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 3 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VI. The Earliest Annals of Valinor, VY 2100 - 2200 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section II. The Later Annals of Valinor, VY 2000 - 2010 - VY 2111 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section VI. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 3 (c): Of Kôr and Alqualondë

    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Two: The Annals of Aman, Third section of the Annals of Aman, YT 1132 - 1165 (complete the Third section)

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, VY 1132 - 1152 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Three, (I) The First Phase, Chapter 5: Of Eldanor and the Princes of the Eldalië

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Valinor: Mountains of Aman, Bay of Eldamar, Tol Eressëa, Pelóri, Shadowy Seas, Calacirya, Túna, Tirion, Alqualondë

    • Arda: East Beleriand, Valinor

    • Beleriand: Bay of Balar, Isle of Balar, Mouths of Sirion, Brithombar, Eglarest, Nan Elmoth

  • Character Cards: Círdan, Fëanor, Fingolfin, Finarfin, Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod, Amras, Fingon, Turgon, Aredhel, Finrod, Orodreth, Angrod, Aegnor, Galadriel

  • Timeline: Years of the Trees 1165 - 1399

  • Other: Browse through the Note on Pronunciation and Index of Names in the back of The Silmarillion. These can be helpful resources if you find yourself confused. Also, if you are creating family trees, be sure to update them with the information in this chapter.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Did Ulmo do enough to help the Elves?
    2. What is the significance of the White Tree of Númenor?
    3. How do you explain the restlessness of Fëanor and his sons?

 
 
 

Subscribe Form

©2020 by Athena Writes. Proudly created with Wix.com