History & crystal affirmation
Black amethyst is a darker natural version of amethyst due to hematite inclusions and a higher iron content found inside it’s crystalline matrix.
Amethyst originally got its name from the Alexandrian dialect word amethystos that means “to not intoxicate”. Legend has it that Dionysus, the god of wine, wished to punish humans for disrespecting his creation because of their mindless drinking and overindulgence. He descended from Olympus and punished the first human he came across, who was then turned to white quartz. The human was said to be a beautiful lady named Amethyst. He immediately regretted what he had done when he saw the lady and began to weep tears of wine over the statue. As the wine seeped through the stone, it changed the color to purple. From this statue, all amethyst is said to originate.
Because of this connection to the Greek god of wine, the ancient Greeks believe that the amethyst was a protector against intoxication.
Crystal affirmation: I am growth.
This crystal is sourced in Brazil.