Amethyst Stalactite With Agate Slice 22g
Size: 6.5 x 3.3cm
Greek mythology tells of a great legend about amethyst. Dionysius, who was the god of intoxication was insulted buy a human. He swore revenge on the next human who crossed his path with his tigers that would carry out his bidding. A beautiful young maiden called Amethyst was on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. Diana turned Amethyst into a statue of quartz to protect her from the tiger’s savage claws. Dionysius cried tears of wine in regret at the sight of the beautiful statue. His tears stained the quartz purple, creating the famous gem amethyst.
The Greek word “amethystos” means “not drunken” The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent drunkenness.
Throughout our ancient past, people believed that the cosmos were reflected in gemstones. In the 70’s modern paganism revived these ancient beliefs, and so the new age movement began.
Amethyst is one of the only stones with its unique purple colouration. It is a form of quartz that contains iron and other trace minerals within its structure. Amethyst is said to be of help for backache, headaches, alcoholism and pancreatic disorders.