March 31

Day 90

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 22: Of the Ruin of Doriath
    *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: IV. The Nauglafring

    • Beren and Lúthien: “Beren and Lúthien” Extract from the Lost Tale of the Nauglafring (This is an excerpt from the story in The Book of Lost Tales 2, so you don’t need to read it again if you don’t want to.)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Year 200 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Year 300 

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Angband, Hithlum, Anfauglith, Crissaegrim, Gondolin, Ered Wethrin, Brithiach, Dimbar, Echoriath, Dor-lómin, Brethil, Crossings of Teiglin, Cabed-en-Aras, River Teiglin, Nargothrond, Amon Rûdh, Doriath, Meres of Twilight, Falls of Sirion, Menegroth

    • Arda: Tol Morwen

  • Timeline: First Age 500

  • Other: Look up illustrations of the Nauglamír.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did Tol Morwen remain when all the rest of Beleriand was submerged?
    2. What is your response to Mîm’s death at Húrin’s hands?
    3. What did Húrin mean when he said that his fate was fulfilled?


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