Legends are associated with the figure of Amand, telling of his efforts to convert the people of Ghent and the surrounding area to Christianity.

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Amand arrived in Ghent by boat, but when he wanted to go ashore from it, the residents threw him into the water. The monk was not discouraged, he sailed on and stopped at the place where the Sint-Pieters monastery was later built. There, he settled and prayed assiduously for the conversion of the pagans. When a condemned man was hanged in Ghent one day, Amand took his body off the gallows and restored him to life in his monastery. According to other sources, he brought back to life a woman who had hung herself from her veil. When the townspeople saw this miracle, they began to be baptized en masse.