According to legend, one day two hunters were chasing a wild boar. It was finally struck by two spears, one from each of the hunters. They could not decide who threw the spear that killed the boar. The boar finally fell exactly on the border between Seßlach and Ebern, with its head in Ebern, and its body in Seßlach, so they divided it. Hence the town of Ebern is named after the boar, and the municipal flag displays a boar's head.