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The ancient Greeks and Romans thought that amethyst had the energy to prevent intoxication, and so would carve their drinking barge from this stone.
They would also stud their drinking barge with amethyst and wear the stones about their body. An amethyst worn at the navel was studied to have a sobering effect by the ancients.
Medieval fighter wore talismans of amethyst for protection in battle, trusting that the stone had healing energy and would keep them cool-headed.
Amethyst has also been constructing in graves across parts of England.
In the 1500′s, a poet named Remy Belleau assemble a myth and wrote of it in his lyric “The Loves of Bacchus and Amethyst.”
In this lyric, Bacchus, the Roman god of intoxication, of wine and grapes, was amorously expelled after a maiden named Amethyst, who did not want his desire.
Amethyst prayed to the gods for help, and her prayers were well-received by the celibate goddess Diana, who converted her into a white stone. Humbled by how deeply Amethyst crave to remain chaste, Bacchus poured his wine over the stone in allegiance, dyeing the crystal a deep purple.
Though this myth was made centuries after the antique Greeks, there is a legend where the Greek titan Rhea presents Dionysus with amethyst to help defend his sanity.
Spiritual Attributes-Amethyst works on the mind, with thought action and intuition, spirituality and all things mystical.
Amethyst is said to calm the mind and bring accuracy where there was confusion.
It helps bolster the higher mind and broadens the imagination, bringing in new plans and possibly the development of psychic capability.
Speaking of mental, Amethyst is announced to assure from psychic attack or ill-wishes from others, turning the power back out to the universe.
Amethyst calms and soothes, working on the neural signals through the intellect.
Amethyst is said to help accommodate obsessive-compulsive disorder and overindulgence, especially in the field of food, tobacco, drugs or alcohol.
Amethyst is treated by many in modern times to be the strongest sobriety stone in the world.
It helps give courage to individuals struggling with addiction, to help them find freedom from their own bad manner.
Amethyst is an excellent detoxifier, helping us to clear our bodies and minds even as it helps us revitalize with our spiritual natures.
Amethyst is also used to help reduce the habit to overspend and throw money away through action and unwise investments.
Amethyst is also a strong healing stone and can bring calming power into a home environment.
Its power feels good to animals, and you may notice cats or dogs come to sit near it if left within their ability.
This calming power can assist the bearer in relaxing the mind to make sleep come painless, and it makes a strong dream stone as well, simply place a piece of amethyst beneath the pillow at night and see what appear.