March 5

Day 64

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 10: Túrin in Nargothrond
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Year 190 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lays of Beleriand: I. The Lay of the Children of Húrin, III. Failivrin, lines 1339 - 2080 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Year 290

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Nargothrond, River Narog, Guarded Plain, River Ginglith, Woods of Núath, River Nenning, River Teiglin

            Note the “Moors of the Nibin-noeg” refers to the hilly area between Sirion and Narog bordered by Amon Rûdh.

  • Timeline: First Age 490

  • Character Cards: Finduilas

Discussion Questions:

    1. Is it wise of Orodreth to take Túrin’s counsel?
    2. What motivates Túrin?
    3. What do you anticipate in the relationship between Finduilas and Túrin?