" He received the answer, "Go and seek Lambert, and he will instruct you." The story of the hart appears first in one of the later legendary hagiographies (Bibliotheca hagiographica latina, nos. Saint Hubertus (German) is honored among sport-hunters as the originator of ethical hunting behavior.3994–4002) and has been appropriated from the legend of Saint Eustace or Placidus. During Hubert's religious vision, the Hirsch (German: deer) is said to have lectured Hubertus into holding animals in higher regard and having compassion for them as God's creatures with a value in their own right.This laid the foundation of the future greatness of Liège, of which Saint Lambert is honored as patron, and Saint Hubert as founder and first bishop.Hubert actively evangelised among the pagans in the extensive Ardennes forests and in Toxandria, a district stretching from near Tongeren to the confluence of the Waal and the Rhine.
Saint Lambert received Hubert kindly, and became his spiritual director.Saint Hubertus was widely venerated during the Middle Ages.The iconography of his legend is entangled with the legend of Saint Eustace.Lambert's remains from Maastricht to Liège with great pomp and ceremonial, several neighboring bishops assisting.A basilica for the relics was built upon the site of Lambert's martyrdom, and was made a cathedral the following year, the see being removed from Maastricht to Liège, then only a small village.