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[Liebesverzicht](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Ring_des_Nibelungen)

"denial of love"

The plot revolves around a magic ring that grants the power to rule the world, forged by the Nibelung dwarf Alberich from gold he stole from the Rhine maidens in the river Rhine. Wagner described the Ring itself as a Rune-magic taufr ("tine", or "talisman"), intended to rule the feminine multiplicative power by a fearful magical act termed "denial of love" (Liebesverzicht).