[[#23]] The domestic bliss of Valhalla
Fricka’s hope that the domestic bliss of Valhalla (i.e., the quiet and security offered by a civilization founded on religious faith) will keep Wotan (mankind) from wandering outside its confines (i.e., from betraying religious faith and the civilized values which stem from it).
[[#24]] “Freia” (the first of two motifs representing Freia as Goddess of Love, in this case "Sensuous Love")
“Wotan: ... Freia the good I'll not give up: it never seriously entered my thoughts.
Fricka: (peering offstage, tense with anxiety) Then shield her now: in defenseless fear she comes running hither for help!
[[#25]] “Freia” (the second motif representing Freia as Goddess of Love, in this case "Transcendent Love")
Freia as Goddess of Divine, Transcendent Love assuages and idealizes man’s desire (Fasolt)
(#25 based on Embryo from the vocal line of Alberich’s complaint at having his bid for love rejected by all three Rhinedaughters, who had led him on: “(#5a) Woe! (#5b) Ah, woe! (#25 & #39 Embryo) Has the third, so true, betrayed me as well?”; basis of #39, of Definitive Love Motif #40 and #64b, of #80b, #133, and #140; possible basis of #145)