Amethyst fascinating facts and benefits:
Legend has it that there was a Greek girl called ‘Amethyst.’ She refused to love and court the Greek wine god ‘Dionysus’, which provoked his anger and resentment.
Amethyst feared his revenge, pleading with the goddess of chastity Artemis to keep her honor intact.
Artemis answered to Amethyst’s tears, turning her into a statue of quartz. When Dionysus learned about it, he regretted and cried over the figure of Amethysus with the purple tears of wine flowing from his eyes.
Amethyst is the official gemstone of the province of Ontario (Canada) and South Carolina state (United States).
Interestingly enough, many believed that Amethyst helped grow crops and protected them from locusts. Simultaneously, hunters found Amethyst to be a protective stone in war and a lucky charm on hunting trips. Yet, magicians found in it the ability to banish spirits and inspire individuals.
Amethyst physical, emotional, and spiritual healing use:
- The ancient Greeks drank wine in glasses decorated with Amethyst to avoid getting too drunk. Therefore, one of Amethyst’s names is “The Stone of Balance.”
- Improves concentration, memory, and other mental abilities.
- Clarify your thoughts and achieve inner peace.
- Improves the endocrine system.
- If you want to reduce feelings of sadness and pain, you should wear this stone. It helps you overcome grief and encourages you to accept a loss.
- Promotes digestive health.
- Hormone level regulation.