According to Greek myth, the Amethyst was created by the god Bacchus, the God of intoxication and grapes. He was pursuing a woman named Amethyste who refused his affections and prayed to the gods to remain chaste. The Goddess Diana responded and turned Amethyste into a white stone. In shame Bacchus poured a goblet of wine over the stone, dying it purple.
Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety.
Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.
Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.