Friday, May 16, 2008


Myths, folklore, and symbolism
Amethyst It is a precious stone that was thought in antiquity to be a remedy for poison and drunkenness (from Greek amethystos, remedy for drunkenness). In Christian symbolic usage, it is an image of humility because it has the color of the modest violet as well as the symbolic reference to Christ's passion. In addition, amethyst was said to be one of the foundation stones of the Heavenly Jerusalem. (Herder)

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