January 22

Day 22

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 14: Of Beleriand and its Realms
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The War of the Jewels: Part Two, Chapter 11: Of Beleriand and its Realms

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Beleriand: Doriath, River Sirion, Aelin-uial, Eglarest, River Narog, Amon Ereb, River Gelion, Taur-en-Faroth, River Ringwil, Nargothrond, Twilight Meres, Gates of Sirion, Andram, Ramdel, Ossiriand, Taur-im-Duinath, Hill of Himring, Mount Rerir, Hithlum, Dorthonion, Ered Luin, River Ascar, River Thalos, River Legolin, River Brilthor, River Duilwen, River Adurant, Tol Galen, Lindon, Ered Lindon, March of Maedhros, Lothlann, Ard-galen, Pass of Aglon, Himlad, River Aros, River Celon, Ward of Maglor, Maglor’s Gap, Lake Helevorn, Thargelion

  • Timeline: First Age 1 - 454

  • Other: Print out a plain map of Beleriand and shade the territories inhabited by each people group.

Discussion Questions:

    1. What correlation do you notice between geography and the people who live in each region?
    2. Why do you suppose Tolkien spends such care on detailing geographical information?
    3. What might be foreshadowed by the phrase “little news and late” in the final sentence?


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