May 7

Day 127

Basic Reading: 

    The Return of the King: Appendix A, Part I. The Númenorean Kings, (iv) Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
    *Read the second fourth of this section today, so that you have finished about half.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Peoples of Middle-Earth: Part One, Section II. The Appendix on Languages, Note on an unpublished letter

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Arda: Middle-earth, Númenor

    • Middle-earth: Umbar, Gondor, Harad, Rhovanion, Pelargir, Osgiliath, Greenwood, River Anduin, Emyn Muil, Mordor, Dagorlad, Angmar, Arthedain, Khand, Near Harad, Morannon, Ithilien, Dead Marshes, Arnor 

    • Gondor: Minas Anor, Anfalas, River Poros

  • Timeline: Third Age 1447 - 1945

  • Other: Look up illustrations of the Wainriders and the Easterlings

Discussion Questions:

    1. To what extent did the three evils which came upon Gondor result from choices made by the kings?
    2. To what extent was Sauron involved in the three evils?
    3. Is Sauron still loyal to Morgoth? Why or why not?