Origin of the name Amethyst according to ancient- Amethyst stone or by its Hebrew name "Ahalma"

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2. Origin of the name Amethyst according to ancient Greece

In ancient Greece, it was believed that "the ability of the Amethyst to expand the higher mind and also enhance one's creativity and passion."

The origin of the name Amethyst is derived from the Greek word ametusthos, which means "non-intoxicating" or "sober" and the reference to the belief that the stone protects its owner from intoxication, the Amethyst stone was considered a powerful antidote to intoxication.

2.1 The Amethyst in Greek Mythology - Bacchus and Amethyst

In Greek mythology the God of wine Bacchus, known as hothead, was angry at some insult and determined to take revenge, Bacchus created terrifying tigers and decided that the first person he would meet, would be brutally devoured by his tigers. Destiny wanted, that the he first miserable mortal Whom he met happened to be a beautiful girl named Amethyst, who was on her way to worship the temple of the goddess Diana. As the cruel beasts were preparing to attack her, Amethyst prayed for the Goddess's protection and the Goddess had pity on the girl and turned her into a white, sparkling (quartz) stone. Bacchus, who regretted his cruelty, poured his grape juice on the stone as an offering, which gave the Amethyst gemstones its adorable purple hue.

Some claim that the name originated in this ancient Greek legend, probably the origin of the story is earlier, and throughout history the magic that existed in this story yielded additional versions that filled the minds and hearts of mortals who believed that they could drink all night and stay sober, if they had Amethysts in their mouth or body, so the ancient Greeks carved from Amethyst stone goblets and also Amethyst was worn on their body, especially in the belly button, believing it would prevent intoxication and not only intoxication but also help control jealousy and desire.

2.2 The Amethyst in Roman Mythology - Dionysus and Amethystus

In the Roman version of the Amethyst story the God of wine Dionysus was offended by a mortal and vowed to kill the next mortal who would cross his path, creating fearless tigers to carry out his rage. Mortality turned out to be a beautiful young lady, Amethystus, who was on her way to pay tribute to the goddess of hunting Artemis. Artemis took pity on the girl's life and turning her into a statue of pure white crystalline quartz to protect her from the tigers' vicious nails. Dionysus, meanwhile, repented, and wept tears of wine as he saw the beautiful statue and Dionysus tears stained the quartz in purple.

2.3 The Renaissance Amethyst as a Classical Myth

Later, the story was presented in a classic disguise, as a Renaissance myth, by French poet Remi Bello, and in this story Bacchus, the God of intoxication, wine and grapes chased a girl named Amethysta, who refused his courtship. Amethyst prayed to the gods to remain humble and her prayer was answered by the humble Goddess Diana who turned her into a white stone. Humiliated by Amethyst's desire to remain humble, Bacchus poured wine on the stone as an offering, and colored the white stone into purple.

2.4 The Emmettist represents February and Pisces

The Amethyst stone was always tied in February, a month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, to their God of water.

Therefore, it It is not surprising that this is the traditional birthstone of that month and because of this the stone is controlled by the planet Jupiter,

It is the gemstone that represents in the zodiac those who were born in Pisces.

2.5 The Virtues of the Amethyst Stone in Ancient Europe

The virtues of the Amethyst stone are strong in the spiritual world,

With the Amethyst stone one could make a connection to the "Divine" and was considered a powerful mental stone to protect against witchcraft and black magic. To this day, Amethyst stone is used in witches to enhance beauty.

Other virtues attributed to the stone being the ability to control bad thoughts, increase intelligence, the power to make men especially sharp in business matters, keep soldiers from combat wounds, and gave them the power to defeat their enemies.

The stone also helped hunters in their mission to capture wildlife and poultry, protect the warrior who wears the stone from infectious disease and keep demons out by carving an amethyst in the shape of a bear figure on a jewel. For travelers it was part of the clothing as a protection against betrayal, embezzlement and surprise attacks.

The amethyst was known as a gemstone that would fulfill the highest and purest aspirations of the human kind, such as modesty, sobriety, and control of the minds of men. A man who wore an amethyst on his body had a sobering effect, and also helped those who lost control of love and over-passion. The stone encouraged calm, bravery and introspection.

For centuries, Amethyst was not just attributed to spiritual and mystical powers the stone is also cure illnesses and Amethysts are considered a great cure for many diseases, such as protecting the wearer from infectious diseases and rubbing the Amethyst stone on the face is good to expel pimples and rough skin.


1. Amethyst stone or "Ahalma" in Judaism

1.1 Amethyst stone in Judaism - One of the Hahoshen's stones

1.2 Interpretation of the name Amalma according to Kabbalah

1.3 The numerological analysis for the name Ahalma

2. Origin of the name Amethyst according to ancient Greece

2.1 Amethyst legend in Greek Mythology - Bacchus and Amethyst

2.2 Amethyst legend in Roman Mythology - Dionysus and Amethystus

2.3 The Amethyst in the Renaissance as a Classic Myth

2.4 February and Pisces

2.5 The Virtues of the Amethyst Stone in Ancient Europe

3. The Amethyst Stone in the Christian World

3.1 The Amethyst in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

3.2 The Amethyst garnish the royal jewelery in Europe - England, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden

4. Ancient Egypt - Amethysts in protective amulets

5. In China, Amethyst is also called the "wisdom stone"

5.1 in Traditional Chinese Medicine

6. Virtues, spirituality and mysticism in our day

7. A little science behind the Amethyst stone

7.1 Describing the various colors in amethyst

8. Geographical distribution

9. Care for your Amethyst stone

9.1 The use of Amethyst in jewelry

10. Famous celebrities born in February

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