Saint Christopher was known to be extremely tall, almost a giant! As legend has it, Saint Christopher sought to follow the most powerful of kings. He started with the king of the land, but realized he served the Devil. So he started following the Devil until he realized the Devil avoided and feared the Christian cross. Saint Christopher learned of Jesus through a hermit and was told to help travelers get safe passage across the river. One story says that he carried a child across and almost drowned from the child being so heavy. When questioned, the child explained he was the Christ and that Saint Christopher carried the weight of the world on his shoulders.