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[[#4]] Woglinde’s Lullaby”

Woglinde’s futile effort to keep the world from waking, in order to forestall the “Fall” caused by the evolution of human consciousness. This motif represents the “Ur-melody,” or “Mother-melody,” animal instinct which is the foundation of music

(#4 basis of #128ab and #129ab, while #174abc is a loose inversion;related to #98 as a pentatonic Song of Nature)

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[[#5ab]] Alberich's exclamation of woe at being rejected by the Rhinedaughters

(#5 basis of #13, #15, #41, #45, and #161)

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[[#6]] Alberich's lurching locomotion in his futile attempt to catch a Rhinedaughter

(#6’s Motival links, if any, not yet ascertained)

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[[#7]] Alberich's Futile Wooing

The futility of Alberich’s attempt to win the love of a Rhinedaughter, representing human consciousness as a stumbling block to feeling

(#7 basis of #86)

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[[#8]] Wellgunde mockingly leads Alberich on

The egoistic cruelty and exclusivity of what is called love

(#8 in same family as #23, #93, and #149)

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