St. Giles was born in Athens but traveled to Provence and lived as a hermit near Arles. According to the legends St. Giles had a doe that Christ sent to provide milk. One day Flavius, the king who ruled in that area, went hunting with his knights. When they spotted Giles's doe they pursued her and she fled to Giles's hermitage.
Left: St. Giles milking the doe. Right: The king and his hunters set out. North wall of the nave, Church of St. Rupert, Weisspriach, Austria. See the description page.
Aiming for the doe, one of the hunters accidentally shot the saint instead. So Flavius visited him and offered the help of the royal surgeons, but Giles refused and prayed that the wound never heal