March 16

Day 75

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 15: Niënor in Brethil
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Commentary section 1: The primary narrative, (vii) Mavwin and Nienóri in Artanor and their meeting with Glorund)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Years 197-8 - 198

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Years 297-8 - 298 

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 497 - 498 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • Unfinished Tales: Part One, II. Narn I Hîn Húrin: Niënor in Brethil

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Ephel Brandir, Brethil, Doriath, Crossings of Teiglin, Amon Obel

  • Timeline: First Age 498

Discussion Questions:

    1. Was Niënor’s appearance on Haudh-en-Elleth a sign?
    2. Would you expect Niënor to react to the name of Húrin? Why do you think she did not?
    3. What is troubling Brandir?


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