Amethyst - History & Properties

Amethyst - History & Properties


Amethyst gets its name from the Greek word "amethystos", meaning "not drunken". According to the Greek mythology, Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, was insulted by a human being. So, he swore to take revenge and destroy the first one that would cross his way. It was a young maiden, called Amethystos, on her way to pay tribute to goddess Artemis, which passed-by the first. In order to protect her, Goddess Artemis transformed her into a crystal statue.
Dionysus found this out, he got so sad that he wept tears of wine. These wine tears gave to the crystal its purple color, and so the amethyst stone has been created.
Amethyst was known from ancient times and it was used by ancient Egyptians, Etruscans, Greeks, Romans and Chinese among others. For a long time it was the symbol of love and it was believed that it protected against magic.


Amethyst is a crystal belonging to the quartz group of minerals and to the semi-precious gemstones category.
It is found in abundance, in a wide range of purple shades, from deep purple up to the lilac-lavender purple, especially in Brazil.

Healing Properties - Metaphysical

Amethyst is an exceptionally powerful and protective stone with high mental vibrations. It transforms the energy in love. It is a natural tranquilizer and blocks effectively the geopathic stress and the negative energies.
Amethyst is exceptionally beneficial in mind. When meditating, it turns the thoughts to the calmer and deeper comprehension. It facilitates the process of decision-making and helps focus. It stimulates the memory and improves the disposal for action.

Healing Properties - Physical

Amethyst stimulates the production of hormones and coordinates the endocrine system and the metabolism. It strengthens the organs of cleaning and the immunogenic system. It softens the headaches and releases the intensity, while it helps in insomnia and depression.
Amethyst deteriorates bruises, lesions and inflammations. It cures the illnesses of lungs and respiratory road.
Traditionally, they wore it in order to avoid the intoxication.


Amethyst is associated with the crown chakra.

Astrological Sign

Amethyst is associated with the Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces, Aquarius, Sagittarius and Taurus signs.

Posted on 2017-07-29 Gemstones - Healing...

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