Natural amethyst
Gemstones
Natural amethyst

Amethyst And Its Ties To Sobriety And Bacchus

Amethyst is a common and beautiful variety of purple quartz. Amethysts are good stones for those wanting to improve themselves, especially mentally. Amethyst is a stone of sobriety and clear thoughts, linked to a myth:
Bacchus (Roman god of wine among other things) was pursuing a maiden, Amethyst, with drunken lustful intent. In order to protect the maiden, the goddess Diana turned her to clear stone. This development brought Bacchus back into his right mind, and he felt terrible for his actions. He poured his remaining wine onto the stone, turning it a deep purple.
Tumbled amethyst, highlighting the banding of the stone.
Tumbled amethyst, highlighting the banding of the stone.
Statue of Bacchus.
Statue of Bacchus.
“Amethyst is a stone of sobriety and clear thoughts.”
Amethyst geodes can be quite sizable.
Amethyst geodes can be quite sizable.
Amethyst can have varying degrees of deep purple hue.
Amethyst can have varying degrees of deep purple hue.
Amethyst can be easily grown in a lab.
Amethyst can be easily grown in a lab.
An owl is a fitting figure for this mental-cleansing stone.
An owl is a fitting figure for this mental-cleansing stone.