Amethyst has long been prized for its beauty and legendary energies for thousands and thousands of years. Neolithic people in Europe used it at least as early as 25,000 B.C., and in ancient Egypt Amethyst was made into beads and amulets, and used by Kings and Queens. Early Greek and Roman societies placed high value on Amethyst, placing a royal stone in crowns, scepters, or bishops' rings. The name Amethyst comes from a Greek word meaning "not drunken," derived from an ancient myth that explains its derivation: The god Bacchus decreed that the first person he met would be eaten by his tigers; when they sprang Amethyst was transformed into clear transparent crystal to avoid being eaten but while she prayed Diana turned her back so she could escape unharmed. The Greeks believed that Amethyst would prevent intoxication, calm anger, and relieve frustrated passion.
Amethyst is a crystal of spirituality and creativity; it enhances intuition and facilitates psychic awareness to know ourselves more deeply. It has been described as the stone of sobriety since it heightens spiritual perception without diminishing intellect or self-control. Amethyst promotes peace by calming emotional instability, apathy, or excitability while allowing focus on inner truths. This gemstone's soothing energy may also help ease headaches due to stress from overwork or worry about money problems; its high-frequency vibration helps balance physical energies with spiritual needs for comfort and stability in times of change so we can better understand our own paths."