March 30

Day 89

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 21: Of Túrin Turambar
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The War of the Jewels: Part Three, I. The Wanderings of Húrin

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Ephel Brandir, Nargothrond, Brethil, River Teiglin, Angband, Nen Girith, Crossings of Teiglin, Cabed-en-Aras, Haudh-en-Elleth, Doriath

  • Timeline: First Age 496 - 499

Discussion Questions:

    1. What is your assessment of Brandir’s character?
    2. Was Mablung right to blame himself for Túrin’s death?
    3. Why did Tolkien indicate that Niënor’s body was never found?


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