March 27

Day 86

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 21: Of Túrin Turambar
    *Read the second fifth of this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section II. The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’ Chapter 13 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 13 (including Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Year 299 (including corresponding Commentary) 

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Amon Rudh, Brethil, Amon Obel, Mountains of Shadow, River narog, Nogrod, Belegost, Beleriand, Nargothrond, Doriath, Angband, Dimbar, Dor-lomin, Minas Tirith, River Malduin, River Sirion, Crossings of Teiglin, Guarded Plain, River Teiglin, Menegroth, Gondolin, Pass of Anach, Taur-nu-Fuin, Hithlum, Anfauglith, Thangorodrim, Lothlann

  • Timeline: First Age 486 - 489

Discussion Questions:

    1. What did Morgoth hope to accomplish by tormenting Húrin’s family?
    2. Do you believe vengeance will come upon Mîm from the house of Hador?
    3. Could Beleg’s death have been prevented?