The story of Amethyst
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Amethyst's name comes from an Ancient Greek legend and reminds us to always treat your mind and body as a sacred temple. This stone helps us detach from unhealthy attachments and protects our mind from negative and addictive patterns.
Amethyst is also the birthstone for Pisces and the month of February. The stone has been a prized gem for centuries. Amethyst is included in royal collections all over the world, from the British crown jewels to ancient Egypt. Saint Valentine was thought to wear a ring set with an antique Amethyst carved with an image of Cupid.
According to Greek mythology, Amethyst was a young virgin. She became the object of anger of the Greek God Dionysus after he became intoxicated with red wine. When Amethyst cried out to Goddess Diana for help, she turned the girl into a white, shimmering stone. When Dionysus realized what had happened and felt remorse for his behavior, his tears dripped into his glass of red wine. The glass overturned, and the red wine spilled all over the white rock, saturating it until it became the purple quartz that is now known as Amethyst.