As the curse from Rheingold rolls on, a path of destruction follows our heroes and the gods. The Norns of destiny loose their control. Wotan has given up and waits for his end. Evil forces are moving against Siegfried. Warnings to everyone aren’t heeded and if only they would let go of that Ring… but then as they say… we’d have no story!
Each bead and charm of the Gotterdammerung Opera Bracelet represents a character or moment from Wagner's work. Some of the most important beads and charms are described below and you can see all of the symbolic descriptions on the spiral chart photo above or to the left. Also, a story chart explaining the symbolism of the beads and charms accompanies every bracelet. Click here to see the chart.
- Knot beads represent the three Norns or Fates. A black bead and smaller gold rings signify the curse that follows the ring from person to person.
- A garnet colored bead with a web of detail indicates the net of destruction of the Gibichung plot; a swirly heart is the drink of forgetfulness and a twisted red glass bead the death of Siegfried.
- Teal iridescent beads symbolize the watery daughters of the Rhine who at long last receive back their treasure.
- Fiery red beads denote the funeral pyre and final conflagration.
- A small gold heart crystal bead represents the final theme of hope for the future world to be born.
Charms on the bracelet are:
- A pine cone indicating the fir tree the Norns tie their cord to;
- sacred horse Grane;
- Valhalla (castle);
- Rhinemaiden (mermaid)
- the Ring.