[[#8]] Wellgunde mockingly leads Alberich on
The egoistic cruelty and exclusivity of what is called love
[Woglinde has been leading Alberich on, while mocking his futile efforts to catch her, when Wellgunde draws his attention away.]
“Wellgunde and Flosshilde: (Laughing) HaHaHaHaHaHa!
(…) Alberich: [to Woglinde] Wait, you false creature! (He tries to clamber up after her)
"Wellgunde [to Alberich]: [[ #8 ]] Hey, my sweetheart! Can you not hear me?
Alberich: Are you calling to me? (…) Entwine your slender arms around me that, teasingly, I may touch your neck and with fawning fervour nestle up to your heaving breast.
Wellgunde: If you’re in love and lusting for love’s delights, let’s see, my beauty, just what you are like! (#41 Embryo) Ugh! You hairy, hunchbacked fool! Brimstone-black and blistered dwarf! Look for a lover who looks like yourself!”
[[#9]] Alberich's desperation to win a Rhinedaughter
(#9’s motival links – if any - not yet ascertained)
"Alberich: [[ #9 ]] In every limb a blazing fire rages and glows. Rage and desire, wild and all-powerful, throw my mind into turmoil! Though you may laugh and lie, lusting, I languish after you, and one of you must yield to me.”