History and Myth

In Science, Metaphysics, History and Myth

Amethyst is the purple variety of Quartz. The color is induced by impurities of iron, or perhaps iron and manganese. Amethyst has a long history of use as a gem and as a magical stone. The name is derived from an ancient Greek word meaning “not to intoxicate”: In Greek myth, the God Bacchus got mad at the goddess Diana,…

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Just about the nicest place in the Great Southwest!

This site works best with a recent version of Internet Explorer (4.0 or above) Netscape and earlier versions of IE miss some of the design details, although all actual content will be seen. Click for Ruidoso, New Mexico Forecast RUIDOSO is a mountain resort town in south-central area of New Mexico. At altitudes ranging from about 5,000 feet in the…

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