So, it’s a good story. Legend has it that the Roman wine god Bacchus, who dealt with anger issues size 10, was – you guessed it – angry over probably nothing at all, and in a fit of rage, decreed the first person he should meet to be devoured by his tigers.
The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst who was just minding her own business, on her merry way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the big ferocious cats sprang, she prayed to the goddess Diana and homegirl D turned Amethyst into a clear, white crystal so the beasts couldn’t hurt her. Bacchus, regretting that he flipped out (a little too late, as usual), poured the juice of his fine grapes over the crystal as a peace offering, hence its lovely purple hue. The moral of the story is: if you’re a Roman god, don’t drink and decree, and if you have a problem, there are toll-free numbers you can call for that.
It’s also a rock for the creatives. It lets your creative juices flow without the risk of getting carried away by your creative passions. We understand the creative process can sometimes reach levels of ungodly possession, and that’s why amethyst is a handy helper. The power of amethyst compels you! The power of amethyst compels you! Some have also dubbed it “nature’s Valium”. We prefer chamomile tea, but that’s literally just our cup of tea.
Namesake: The Greek ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated”, a.k.a. “on top of my shit”
Vibes: Clarity / Protection / Purification / Inner purpose / Freedom / Balance
Tough love level: 7 Mohs