January 27

Day 27

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 17: Of the Coming of Men into the West
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Expanded Story:

    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Four: Athrabeth Finrod a Andreth

  • Background:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section IV. The First ‘Simarillion’ Map

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Years 124. 128 - 150 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, text AB II (including corresponding Notes, Commentary, and Appendix)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Years 202 - 250 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 402 - 450 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The War of the Jewels: Part Two, Chapter 14:  Of the Coming of Men into the West, through the end of the chapter

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Beleriand: Estolad, Thargelion, Ered Lindon, River Ascar, River Gelion, River Celon, River Aros, Mountains of Terror, Doriath, Taleth Dirnan, River Teiglin, Nargothrond, Forest of Brethil, River Sirion, Crossings of Teiglin, Haudh-en-Arwen, Dor-lómin, Dorthonion

  • Character Cards: Haleth, Hador, Húrin, Huor, Túrin, Tuor, Eärendil, Barahir, Morwen, Beren, Elwing

  • Timeline: First Age 400 - 450

Discussion Questions:

    1. Have you ever seen lies cause division and confusion among people who should be friends?
    2. What do you suppose happened to the people who followed Bereg south and Amlach east?
    3. How is the grief of the Elves at the death of Men different from our grief when a loved one dies?