January 25

Day 25

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 16: Of Maeglin
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section VI. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 10: Of Men and Dwarves

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 400 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The War of the Jewels: Part Two, Chapter 13:  Concerning the Dwarves

    • The War of the Jewels: Part Three, III. Maeglin, paragraph 116 and following

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

  • Timeline: First Age 400 - 454

  • Other: Look up some of the famous weapons forged in Gondolin. Are any of them familiar to you?

Discussion Questions:

    1. Was Eöl’s punishment just? Why or why not?
    2. What is your assessment of Maeglin’s character?
    3. Was it wise of Turgon to trust and favor Maeglin?


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