March 17

Day 76

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 16: The Coming of Glaurung
    *This chapter will be read over the course of three days, so read about one third of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Commentary section 1: The primary narrative, (viii) Turambar and Níniel)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Nargothrond, Brethil, Beleriand, Ephil Brandir, River Teiglin, Crossings of Teiglin

  • Timeline: First Age 499

  • Other: Examine Tolkien’s painting of Glaurung (“Glorund”) emerging from Nargothrond to hunt Túrin. 

Discussion Questions:

    1. What risks is Túrin taking by wielding Gurthang again?
    2. Why did Níniel weaken?
    3. How did Túrin know Glaurung was coming for him?