The finest music in the Ring, and the most telling drama. And, I think, the turning point in the tetralogy, where it moves from the divine to the human, and the loss that is in the awareness thereof. The severing of child from the divinity in the parent; of what that is lost therefrom to what might be in what in human life could be found.
In Wagner the depth of love and the yearning for the continuance of understanding.
Wer meines Speeres / Spitze fürchtet / durchschreite das Feuer nie! He who fears my spear-point shall never pass through the fire. — Wotan, Die Walküre, Act III
With thanks to Saxo Ungrammaticus.