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Amethyst

Amethyst, originating from the Greek word amethyein, means "not drunk." Ancient Greeks drank their wine in goblets made of amethyst to alleviate the alcoholic effects of the wine. Romans believed amethyst was created when Bacchus, the God of Wine (or intoxication), insulted by a man, swore revenge against the next human that crossed his path. He sent out two angry lions to pursue this next human at the same time Amethysta was walking nearby. The lions nearly attacked but Diana, the Roman Goddess of the Hunt, turned Amethysta into a statue of clear quartz to protect her against the lions' claws. When Dionysius saw the statute of Amethysta he cried tears of wine, in grief over his actions, that stained the statue and created the amethyst gemstone.

Known for their soothing and relaxing powers, amethysts are used for a wide-range of ailments: relieving headaches and addiction problems, improving concentration and confidence, and preventing insomnia and nightmares. Place a little amethyst stone under the pillow of a person with nightmares or night terrors and the stone will help calm the agitated mind and promote a healthy sleep. Astrologically, amethyst is associated with Pisces.

Moonlit Waters jewelry incorporating amethyst includes:

Adoration of Vesta
Moonlit Garden
Compassion of Tara
Adoration of Vesta
Moonlit Garden
Compassion of Tara
Amethyst
Amethyst
Amethyst
Amethyst