March 15

Day 74

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 15: Niënor in Brethil
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Read half of the eighth section, up to the paragraph ending with “his eldest son Tamar Lamefoot.” (including Commentary section 1: The primary narrative, (vi) The return of Gumlin to Hithlum and the departure of Mavwin and Nienóri to Artanor)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Year 196

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Year 296  (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 495 - [496] (including corresponding Commentary)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: River Teiglin, Brethil, Crossings of Teiglin, Haudh-en-Elleth, Ephel Brandir, Celebros, Nen Girith

  • Timeline: First Age 496

Discussion Questions:

    1. How was Niënor comforted by Túrin’s presence?
    2. What might Túrin have been thinking about the situation?
    3. Why did Niënor respond to the name Túrin gave her, “Níniel”?


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