March 8

Day 67

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 11: The Fall of Nargothrond
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Read the sixth section, ending with “as he slept.” (including Commentary section 1: The primary narrative, (iv) Túrin among the Rodothlin; Túrin and Glorund)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Years 194 - 195 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Years 294 - 295  (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 495 (including corresponding Commentary)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Brethil, Crossings of Teiglin, Pass of Sirion, Narog, Anfauglith, River Sirion, Ered Wethrin, Eithel Irvin, Nargothrond, Guarded Plain, Tumhalad, Angband, Dor-lómin

  • Timeline: First Age 495

  • Other: Look up illustrations of the Fall of Nargothrond. Consider the scope of this tragedy.

Discussion Questions:

    1. What was the condition of Gwindor’s heart at his death?
    2. Was Túrin to blame for the Fall of Nargothrond?
    3. What was the errand Morgoth assigned to Glaurung?