Origin: Brazil, Africa
Lore: The ancient Romans mixed ground amethyst with wine to prevent drunkenness; the name Amethyst came from the Greek word Amethustos, meaning, amusingly, “Not Drunken.” According to Greek legend, Bacchus, the god of wine, created this beautiful purple stone.
Mystical: Amethyst brings energies of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength. Used to overcome addictions, help ease the pain of grief, and promote happiness. Amethyst is reputed to be beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, and can lead to prosperity and abundance. Amethyst is also used as protection for travelers, and is associated with the brow and crown chakras.