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Old 02-19-2006, 07:54 AM   #77
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Just an afterthought that came to my mind while I prepared the text of the finished Narn-chapter:

As it stands now we have two chapter headlines that are not in anyway driven from Tolkien or his son:

29 [Of Túrin and Glaurung]
This one is only given in the editorial note suggested by me for the beginning of the Quenta Silmarillion. But seeing what Tolkien did in the Tale of Beren and Luthien I think it is wrong to invent some chapter title for this purpose. I would rather change it to:
28 Of Túrin Turambar or Túrin the Hapless
29 Of Túrin Turambar or Túrin the Hapless 2

Of Dor-Cúrathol
Thinking longer about this I feel that this is not needed at all. It is followed by two very long chapters both named after the protagonist most prominent beside Túrin: Beleg and Failivrin and it is preceded by a chapter named in the same way: Of Mîm the Dwarf. Taking into account that all the history of Dor-Cúrathol is bound up with Mîm and that in the case of the chapter Failivrin we have also a very long stretched introduction before ever Finduilas appeared, I think it is sufficient to take all the history of Dor-Cúrathol under the title Of Mîm the Dwarf. That chapter would then start with the first meeting of Túrin and Mîm and would end with Mîm flying from Amon Rudh and Beleg's prophecy: ‘The vengeance of the house of Hador will find you yet!’

Since some other changes have been introduced by working out the Narn-chapter, I will give the purposed chapter-structure here anew:
volume 1: THE ELDER DAYS

. The Music of the Ainur
. Here are the words of Pengoloð concerning the Coming of the Valar.

. Of the Valar
. Of the Maiar
. Of the Enemies

Quenta Silmarillion
[Editorial note: For the sake of detail some parts of following text are added from other sources then the ‘Quenta Silmarillion’. These are indicated as seperate entities by a headline of their own and the lake of a chapter number. To avoid redundancy in some places part of the ‘Quenta Silmarillion’ proper were excluded from the text. The chapters thus excluded are given in the list below with the replacements we did take up. Since from the ‘Great Tales’ are only fragments left to us the replacements are often amalgamated from parts of the ‘Great Tale’ and the chapter of the ‘Quetna Silmarillion’.

- 22 Of the Meeting of Beren and Lúthien Tinúviel -> replaced by 'Narn Beren ion Barahir'
- 23 The Quest of the Silmaril -> replaced by 'Narn Beren ion Barahir'
- 24 The Quest of the Silmaril 2 -> replaced in part by 'Narn Beren ion Barahir'
- 28 Of Túrin Turambar or Túrin the Hapless -> replaced by 'Narn e·mbar Hador'
- 29 Of Túrin Turambar or Túrin the Hapless 2 -> replaced by 'Narn e·mbar Hador'
- 30 Of the Ruin of Doriath -> replaced in part by 'Narn e·mbar Hador'
- 31 Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin -> replaced by 'Narn e·mbar Hador'

In the case of chapter '30 Of the Ruin of Doriath' we have taken up what could be found of the 'Narn e·mbar Hador' into the body of the chapter of the 'Quenta Silmarillion'.]

. 1 Of Valinor and the Two Trees
. 2 Concerning Naugrim, Ents and Eagles
Here are the words of Pengolod concerning the Naugrim
… Of the Ents and the Eagles

. 3 Of the Coming of the Elves
. 4 Of Thingol and Melian
. 5 Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalie
. 6 Of Finwë and Míriel
. 7 Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor
. 8 Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor
. 9 Of the Drakening of Valinor

Of the Rape of the Silmarils
. 10 Of the Thieves’ Quarrel
. 11 Of the Flight of the Noldor
. 12 Of the Sindar
. 13 Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor
. 14 Of Men
. 15 Of the Siege of Angband
. 16 The Founding of Nargothrond and Gondolin

Of Dagor Aglareb
. 17 Of Beleriand and its Realms
. 18 Of Turgon and the Building of Gondolin
. 19 Of Maeglin
. 20 Of the Coming of the Edain & their Hauses and Lordships in Beleriand

Of the Coming of Men into the West and the Metting of the Edain and the Eldar
… Of the Kindreds and Houses of the Edain

Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth
. Appendix: The Tale of Adanel

. 21 Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin

The Death of Fingolfin
… Of the Swarthy Men
… The Sige of Eithel Sirion and the Fall of Galdor

Narn Beren ion Barahir or Narn e·Dinúviel
. The Lay of Leithian
Of Thingol in Doriath
…… Of Lúthien the Beloved
…… Of Daeron Minstrel of Thingol
Of Morgoth & the Snaring of Gorlim
…… Of the Saving of King Finrod Felagund by the XII Beorings
…… Of Tarn Aeluin the Blesses
…… Of Gorlim Unhappy
Of Beren Son of Barahir & his Escape
Of the Coming of Beren to Doriath; but first is told of the Meeting of Melian and Thingol
…… Beren's meeting with Lúthien
Beren before Thingol
… Luthien's captivity in Doriath
… Beren in Nargothrond
… Beren and Felagund before Sauron
… Lúthien in Nargothrond
… The defeat of Sauron
… The attack by Celegorm and Curufin
… The disguising of Beren and Lúthien and the journey to Angband
… Fingolfin and Morgoth; the meeting with Carcharoth
… Beren and Luthien in Angband
… Escape from Angband

. 24 The Quest of the Silmaril 2
. 25 The Quest of the Silmaril 3:
The Wolf-hunt of Carcharoth
. 26 The Song of Lúthien in Mandos
The Choices of Lúthien

Narn e·mbar Hador
. Narn i Chîn Húrin or Narn e·’Rach Morgoth
The Childhood of Túrin
. 27 Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad
The Words of Húrin and Morgoth
… The Departure of Túrin
… Túrin in Doriath
… Túrin among the Outlaws
… Of Mîm the Dwarf
… Beleg
… Failivrin
… The Return of Túrin to Dor-Lómin
… The coming of Túrin into Brethil
… The Journey of Morwen and Nienor to Nargothrond
… Nienor in Brethil
… The Coming of Glaurung
… The Death of Glaurung
… The Death of Túrin

. 30 Of the Ruin of Doriath
The Wanderings of Húrin
…… The Shadow falls on Brethil
…… Húrin in Nargothrond
…… Húrin in Doriath
The Nauglamír Necklace of the Dwarves ‘Sigil Elu-neath’ Necklace of the Woe of Thingol

. Narn en·Êl or Narn e·Dant Gondolin ar Orthad en·Êl
Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin

. 32 Of the Voyage of Eärendil
. 33 Of the Great Battle and the War of Wrath

Of the Last End of the Oath of Fëanor and his Sons
… Of the Passing of the Elves
… The Second Prophecy of Mandos

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