There exist a few legends behind the origin of the name Poznań. According to one of them, Poznań was the meeting place (or as you say in Polish: "miejsce poznania") of the legendary brothers: Lech, Czech and Rus. Here in Poznań Lech saw a white eagle against the background of the red sky burning from the setting sun. The second version says that the name comes from the meeting (or in Polish: "poznania") of true faith as it was here in Wielkopolska where the Baptism of Poland took place. According to the third version there once lived Posnan who managed the settlement located on the Ostrów Tumski on behalf of the prince.