Amethyst helps purifying the mind and clearing it from negative thoughts, this includes stress and anxiety, giving a sense of calmness. It has the ability to enhance creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination putting thoughts into action, and bringing projects to fruition. Amethyst is a talisman of focus and success.
An ancient Greek myth explains the origin of this gem. According to it, the god Bacchus was angry and had vowed to descend a hoard of tigers upon the first person who crossed his path. Amethyst was on her way to venerate goddess Diana. Before the tigers could eat Amethyst she was saved by Diana, who turned her into a clear crystal. Bacchus, regretting the fate he caused to the girl, poured the juice of the grapes over the stone as an offering, and thus gave the crystal its unique purple color.