March 7

Day 66

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 11: The Fall of Nargothrond
    *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: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Commentary section 3: Miscellaneous Matters, (iii) The geography of the Tale of Turambar

    • Unfinished Tales: Part One, II. Narn I Hîn Húrin: Appendix - read from the paragraph beginning, “One other passage” to the end of the Appendix

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Mouths of Sirion, Firth of Drengist, Dor-lómin, Ered Wethrin, Nargothrond

  • Timeline: First Age 495

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why was Túrin so hostile to Círdan’s messengers?
    2. Why does Túrin mistrust the Valar?
    3. What should Orodreth do?