Arabs call this place, "Dir Hijleh." Hadjla means partridge, mentioning the birds that met the sons of Israel when they were crossing the waters of the Jordan River. According to Christian legend, a ferocious lion lived in these places. He was tearing asunder anyone who was appearing on his way. Only Gerasimus was able to approach the lion and extract a splinter from his paws. The lion became calm and peaceful and served Gerasimus faithfully. After the death of Gerasim, the lion did not leave Gerasimus's grave until he passed the next world.