Then said Sieglinde: "I found him here by the hearth, Hunding; he was faint, his foes pursued him."
That was a fine, dark potion you brewed for me last night, Sieglinde!
And for the sake of her child, Sieglinde pressed her hands in thanks.
Siegmund and Sieglinde were their names, and far and wide were they known.
The drama of Siegfried opens in the cavern of Mime, in the forest "far to the east" to which Sieglinde had fled.
I will brave the wrath of Wotan for such love as thine and Sieglinde's.
Sieglinde replies that the house is Hunding's, and she his wife, and requests Siegmund to await her husband's return.
The action begins after the forced marriage of Sieglinde to Hunding.
And though Sieglinde fled in fear, yet in the appointed months would she bring forth him whom to save she fled.
With anxious celerity, Sieglinde asks him to show her his wounds.