Thursday, May 28, 2009
The name amethyst derives from the ancient Greek word amethustos, meaning sober. Ancient Greeks maintained that amethyst held many beneficial powers. Among the most important of these is it's ability to protect from drunkenness. Wearers of amethyst jewelry, such as necklaces and rings, or drinking from a cup fashioned from amethyst seemed to be immune to becoming intoxicated. The origin of amethyst is also related to Greek Mythology in a parable about the god Dionysus and the goddess Dianna. Amethyst has been thought to have many attributes throughout history, and all of them are good. The stone was thought to control evil thoughts, quicken intelligence, make a shrewd man in business, preserve soldiers from battle wounds, aid the warrior to victory, help the hunter in search of his game, protect the wearer from contagious diseases, and put demons to flight if the figure of a bear is inscribed on the jewel. Amethyst was known as a gem that would bring forth the highest, purest aspirations of human kind. Chastity, sobriety, and control over one’s thoughts were all attributes heightened by wearing the stone. The gem would guard against the anger of passion, and the violent or base nature of its wearer. The stone encouraged calm, bravery, and contemplation.
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