The VSG (ed.: ) tells, in a long-winded and often solecistic form, how, during the advances of the Hunni (in 451) and the Franks  on Paris in the midst of the collapse of Roman culture, belief in the miraculous flourished in every corner . Genovefa ('the magic woman'), virgin and friend to many in need, died in 502. The author's assertion to have written the vita 18 years later, is taken seriously again by modern scholars [3; 5].
1 B. Krusch, Passiones vitaeque sanctorum aevi Merovi…