In the old age, the Slavonic tribes lived in prosperity and in harmony with each other. They were ruled by brave brothers: Lech, Czech and Rus. These rulers were both brave in battle and wise in power. The subjects led a wonderful life, enjoying the prosperity that came during the reign of three brothers. The Slavic tribes quickly populated the area they ruled and began to fear of starvation.
The brothers called a rally - it was decided to leave this land and look for a suitable place to settle. The journey was not easy, but despite the fears and hardships , the Slavs placed their hopes and faith in the wisdom of their kings. Weeks passed until they finally saw vast fertile plains. The numerous rivers crossing the area sparkled in the sun. When it was time to stop, Rus spoke to his brothers:
- My people are tired of the hardships of this quest. I know that we will be fine here, this is where our settlement will be. Our homes will be built on these plains.
Czech and Lech said goodbye to their brother, making promises that they would meet again. The other brothers went on towards the sun. They traveled for many days until great mountains appeared. They decided to camp there. Czech looked at the high mountains with admiration and said to his brother:
-I fell in love with the sun, where I can be closer to it, if not on such high mountains? The land is fertile here. So go ahead brother, you must go alone, me and my people will settle here.
Lech knew that he had to continue looking for a place for his people, but it was difficult to part with his brother. Finally, Lech was on his way. After many days of walking, while the camp was being set up, Lech looked carefully around the area. He liked the sight of rivers with lots of fish, forests with lots of game and fertile lands that his brothers would envy him. Looking at his people, he saw the weariness and exhaustion of the endless journey. So he decided to speak:
- This is the end of our journey. We will build our settlement here. I'm sure this is our place and we should stay here.
Lech's people wanted the gods to give some sign that this was in fact the end of their journey. It was then that they saw a great, majestic eagle with sparkling white feathers. A great bird had just landed in its nest on top of a great oak tree. Where the camp was initially set up, a huge stronghold finally grew. In memory of the eagle that marked the end of their journey, the settlement was shaped like an eagle's nest. The stronghold was called Gniezno, and the white eagle on a red background has since been the emblem of the Lech family, and then of the entire Polish nation, which comes from.