May 8

Day 128

Basic Reading: 

    The Return of the King: Appendix A, Part I. The Númenorean Kings, (iv) Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
    *Read the third fourth of this section today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Return of the King: Appendix D

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: Arnor, Angmar, Gondor, Arthedain, Lindon, River Anduin, Rhovanion, Mordor, Pass of Cirith Ungol, Minas Morgul, Ithilien, Minas Tirith, Umbar, Mirkwood, River Running, Calenardhon 

    • Eriador: Grey Havens, River Harlond, River Forlond, River Lune, Fornost, Hills of Evendim, Nenuial, North Downs, Angmar, Carn Dûm, Rivendell, Misty Mountains

    • Rhovanion: Dol Guldur, Gladden

    • Gondor: Emyn Arnen, Morgul Vale, Osgiliath 

  • Timeline: Third Age 1945 - 2510

  • Other: Look up illustrations of the banners of Gondor.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Was Glorfindel’s counsel wise, to let the Witch-king go without pursuit? Why or why not?
    2. Why didn’t Eänur inherit the wisdom of his father?
    3. Were the Stewards less capable than the kings?