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Wotan defied

In the second act of The Valkyrie Wotan is twice defied; once by his wife Fricka, goddess of marriage, and once by his daughter, the valkyrie, Brünnhilde. While Fricka is successful in her demands that the adulterous and incestuous relationship of the twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde should be punished, Brünnhilde fails to deflect Wotan from the course of action that Fricka has forced upon him. Brünnhilde the valkyrie is compelled to appear to Siegmund the hero as the harbinger of death –

Loge as fire

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Cycle of 5ths

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