The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 19: Of Beren and Lúthien
*Read the second sixth of this chapter today.
The Lost Road: Part Two, Section V. The Lhammas, Lammasethen
The Book of Lost Tales 2: Preface
The Book of Lost Tales 2: I. The Tale of Tinúviel, Opening section
Beren and Lúthien: “Beren and Lúthien:” The Quenta Noldorinwa
Beren and Lúthien: “Beren and Lúthien:” A Passage Extracted from the Quenta
The Lays of Beleriand: III. The Lay of Leithian, Canto IV (including corresponding commentary by C.S. Lewis in the Appendix, lines 760-1 and following)
The Lays of Beleriand: IV. The Lay of Leithian Recommenced, Canto III continued and Canto IV
The Lost Road: Part Two, Section VI. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapters 12 - 15: Of Beren and Tinúviel, prior versions corresponding to today’s reading from The Silmarillion.
Beleriand: Menegroth, Doriath, Angband, Twilight Meres, Fens of Sirion, Talath Dirnen, River Sirion, River Narog, Taur-en-Faroth, Nargothrond, River Ginglith
Timeline: First Age 464
Other: Look up the song of the nightingale. Find out why it is so special, and why Beren gives its name to Lúthien.
1. What are the barriers to Beren and Lúthien’s relationship?
2. What was Thingol’s motive in demanding a Silmaril from Beren?
3. What are Felagund’s motives for helping Beren?