relieves anger and passionate frusteration by promoting
love and selflessness
Amethyst has been prized for its beauty and legendary protective energy for thousands of years and has even longer been viewed as a stone of royalty; utilized in crowns, scepters, rings, and much more. The name amethyst derives from a greek word meaning “not drunken” so it only makes sense that it was worn to prevent intoxication. Greek folklore holds that the drunken god bacchus, in a fit of rage, released his pet tigers upon a young girl named amethyst. Amethyst was protected by the goddess Diana who turned her into a shiny crystal to divert the attack. Embarrassed Bacchus poured red wine all over the crystal as a remorseful offering to Diana giving amethyst its magical purple color. Along with intoxication Amethyst is believed to have the power to calm anger and relieve passionate frustration by promoting love and encouraging selflessness. By harmonizing the physical, mental, and emotional bodies and linking them with the spiritual amethyst purifies the aura and balances highs and lows.