May 13

Day 133

Basic Reading: 

    Unfinished Tales: Part Three, II. Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan, (iii) Cirion and Eorl
    *This section will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Return of the King: Appendix C

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: Gondor, Calenardhon, River Anduin, Dol Guldur, Mirkwood

    • Gondor: Halifirien, Ered Nimrais, Eilenach, Mering Stream, River Entwash, West Road, Firien Wood, Osgiliath, Minas Tirith, Cair Andros, Amon Dîn, Min-Rimmon, Amon Anwar, The Wold, Whispering Wood, Dol Amroth

  • Timeline: Third Age 2510

  • Other: Look at a diagram of the locations of the beacons. Consider how long it might take to send a signal from one end to the other.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Would you like to be a Beacon-warden?
    2. What kind of reward might Eorl and his men have anticipated?
    3. Was Cirion’s gift overly generous?