The name amethyst derives from the ancient Greek word amethustos, meaning sober. It was said that an amethyst could prevent the bearer from becoming excessively drunk and also instills a sober and serious mind. It was believed that if a person drank from a cup or goblet made entirely of amethyst, he or she would not get drunk at all. In Greek mythology, amethyst was rock crystal dyed purple by the tears of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry. Ancient Epyt as the representative of the zodiac sign of the goat. The goat was considered the enemy of vines and vineyards, and therefore the antidote of wine.
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 humankind. 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.
- Amethyst Metaphysical Properties
Chakras: Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th) and Etheric (8th and beyond)
Zodiac Signs: Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Virgo
Crystal Energy: Money, Power, Protection, Wisdom
- Amethyst Properties
Color: All purple hues ranging from deep purple (almost black) to lilac
Mining Locations: Africa, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Uruguay, USA
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide