According to several historical versions, Brasov exists since the Getodacians times, on the exact location of Schei area, the oldest patrimonial district of the town. They say the old name of Brasov – Kronstadt - comes from Cronus – the God of Time. At that time, people used to build altars, temples and oracles on the heights in honour of the god they were worshipping. The altars were called „God’s Chairs”.
Mount Tampa seems to have such an altar; its name could come from „tempus- temporis” which means Cronus. The altar of Tampa, discovered by Saxon researchers, and the bones’ fountain, testify that there were once practiced pagan rituals. On Tampa they found a citadel built on the ruins of an ancient Dacian fortress. The doors of the houses of the people of Schei are marked with ancient symbols such as the sun and the snake, symbol of the Geto-Dacian god Zamolxis. In Schei, Junii are the keepers of an immemorial tradition.
Junii of Brasov
Many historians have confirmed the Getodacian origin of the Juni’s groups. The Juni’sclothing is unique, it is rich in gold and silver and includes items such as vines, grapes, oak leaves and acorns, symbols of Zeus and Dionysus. Juni’s horses, arranged in a circle, are decorated from left to right, symbolizing the circular time of Cronus. The Juni called Albiori are identified by their white shirts, known to be worn only by insiders in the pagan mysteries. All their traditions are vestiges of rites of initiation. All their groups have unique signs – the clothes and the flags. The costumes were transmitted across the generations and carry a lot of mystery.
In the area there are the Solomon's Stones, two high rocks resembling the two shoulders of a natural fortress. The spot called "La Chetre" hosts the Juni’s parties, Uranian remnants of an ancestral ritual. Here, at the Stones of the Wise, Saxon found some walls that would confirm the presence of a Geto-Dacian temple. Here there is also a cave hosting the remains of a stone carved in the shape of a lion.
At the Crossroads
In the Antiquity, Brasov fortress had strategic and economic importance, being situated at the crossroads of two ancient roads. The Teutonic Knights were translated into German „The Time Fortress" or "The Fortress of Cronus” as Kronstadt. There is also another version according to which Kron name comes from the word "crown".