It is told that after her tavern was burned down, Zamfira woke up one morning in an entirely different place – not at the top of the hill or even at its foothills where the haiduc had left her, faithfully tied. Suddenly, she remembered the enormous wolf that had appeared in her dream, telling her that he had offered help because she had saved his offspring. She shook her head, finding it hard to believe what she remembered had happened. Nevertheless, she was out of any danger, and moreover, her hands were no longer tied. She stood up and set off to discover where she had ended up. Thus, she discovered that she was close to a sea, stretching infinitely and blue on the horizon.
In the first village she reached, she quickly inquired about how she could get back home, to her hill near Șetraru. However, as Zamfira was a very curious soul, she couldn’t help but rejoice and take advantage of the vast sea, its breeze, and the benevolent sun that seemed to shine differently, with more warmth, in these lands she knew nothing about.
So, it is said that Zamfira traveled extensively, from village to village, and even through major cities. She spoke to the locals and shared countless experiences, eventually enriching her beverage recipes – a passion she held onto, despite no longer having her own tavern.
Stories about the enchanting Zamfira were heard here and there, often appearing under different names. Some even swear they’ve heard of a girl with this name who traveled to all continents, discovering recipes for aromatic drinks.
In the village of Șetraru, the locals spoke extensively about Zamfira and her unprecedented kindness, they mourned her loss and the burning of her tavern. Some told tales of spotting the graceful silhouette of a girl from afar, accompanied by a white wolf, while taking walks at night under the full moon at the edge of the forest surrounding the hill.
Now, it is rumored that after years of caring for this place, Zamfira herself became the Mother of the Forest.