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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