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the unconscious to consciousness, within him: the only thing that is surprising is that Siegfried himself has played a key role in bringing this fate, his own doom, to fruition. Siegfried is about to expose the secret which it was long the purpose of religious faith (in its fear of the truth, represented by Fafner guarding Alberich’s Hoard, Tarnhelm, and Ring) to obscure.

[T.3.2: B]

Siegfried suddenly tells the assembled hunters that he is thirsty, and we can’t help thinking that he is thirsty for self-knowledge, thirsty for Hagen’s antidote to the potion of love-and-forgetfulness which made Siegfried forget Bruennhilde and woo a false muse, Gutrune:

Siegfried: (#154:) I’m thirsty (:#154)!

 

((#@: e or f) = #174c inversion: [#Motif of Remembrance. Dunning previously described this as #139. Is this the music into which #134 transformed in T.1.2 as Siegfried was toasting Bruennhilde and sang: “(#134) This first (#139:) drink to true remembrance, Bruennhild’, I drink to you!,” just before drinking Hagen’s potion, which Gutrune offered him?])

 

Hagen: (#voc?: [perhaps music associated with Siegfried’s conversation with the Woodbird from s.2.2-3?]) Siegfried, I’ve heard it said you can understand (:#174c inversion = (#@: e or f?) [#Motif of Remembrance, perhaps #139?]; :voc? [perhaps music referencing the Woodbird’s conversation with Siegfried from S.2.2-3?]) (#128b:; #?: [perhaps a hint of #110, or #145 from S.3.3, or #104 from S.1.1, &/or Mime’s telling Siegfried how Siegfried’s mother died giving him birth in S.1.1?]) the language of bird-song: can it be true (:#128b; :#? [#110 or #145 from S.3.3, or #104, &/or a musical reference to Mime telling Siegfried how Siegfried’s mother died giving him birth in S.1.1?])? (#128b frag)

 

Siegfried: (#149 or #150?: [perhaps some music associated with Bruennhilde’s love inspiring Siegfried to undertake new adventures, or her imparting Wotan’s hoard of runes to him, from T.P, &/or #168 from T.2.2 as sung by the Gibichung Vassals?]) It’s long since I’ve heeded their warbling (:#149 or #150? [&/or #168?]).

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