January 24

Day 24

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 16: Of Maeglin
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 260, paragraph 117 - YS 320 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The War of the Jewels: Part Three, III. Maeglin, through paragraph 115-116

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Beleriand: Angband, Crossings of Teiglin, Brethil, Ford of Brithiach, Pass of Anach, Ered Gorgoroth, Taur-nu-Fuin, Tol Sirion, Anfauglith, Thangorodrim, Lothlann, Ethel Ivrin, River Narog, Nargothrond

  • Character Cards: Eöl, Maeglin

  • Timeline: First Age 116 - 400

Discussion Questions:

    1. What is your response to Aredhel’s decision to leave Gondolin?
    2. What do you think of Eöl’s character?
    3. Should Aredhel bring Maeglin to Gondolin? Why or why not?


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