The Return of the King: Appendix A, Part I. The Númenorean Kings, (iv) Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
*This section will be read over the course of four days, so read about one fourth of it today.
The Return of the King: Appendix F, II. On Translation
The Peoples of Middle-Earth: Part One, Section II. The Appendix on Languages, On Translation
Middle-earth: Gondor, Barad-dûr, Mouths of Anduin, Umbar, Haradwaith, Harad, Mirkwood, River Greyflood, Sea of Rhûn, River Anduin, Mordor, Ered Lithui, Rhovanion, Emyn Muil, River Running, Calenardhon
Rhovanion: River Celebrant, River Limlight
Gondor: Minas Anor, Osgiliath, Pelargir, River Harnen, Nen Hithoel, Osgiliath, Ithilien, Anórien,Lebennin, Crossings of Erui
Timeline: Third Age 1 - 1447
Other: Look up illustrations of the Argonath.
1. Why are late marriage and few children signs of decay in Gondor?
2. Why was Mordor desolate at the height of Gondor’s power? Where was Sauron, and what was he doing?
3. What caused the Kin-strife?